Humanitarians Honored By Harlem’s Emma L. Bowen Community Service Center

On October 23, 2018, Harlem’s Emma L. Bowen Community Service Center, bestowed its new Humanitarian Medal upon three individuals.

The individual included Bill T. Jones, Dr. Melissa M. Freeman, and Richard Salgado, who epitomize the legacy of the late Emma L. Bowen. Additionally, the Bowen Center honored NYC Councilmember Mark Levine with the inaugural Emma L. Bowen Community Service Award.

The Emma L. Bowen Humanitarian Medal — a custom-designed 3-inch die-cast medal featuring the namesake’s raised profile image and attached to a beautiful purple ribbon — is presented to individuals and organizations who provide exceptional leadership and unfailing dedication to community-based initiatives and to those in need.

Their efforts on the behalf of others epitomize the legacy of the late Emma L. Bowen. Previous honorees include New York City Mayor David Dinkins, Congressman Charles Rangel, best-selling author Terrie Williams, former Manhattan Borough President C. Virginia Fields, and the late Percy E. Sutton.

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Photo credit: 1) Dr Melissa Freeman, Hon Mark L…hard Salgado. 2-8) Guests.

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