by Bill Batson
If you visit Nyack’s Memorial Park, you can see the results of research conducted by Dr. Lori Martin. Two years after she published The Ex-Slave’s Fortune: The Story of Cynthia Hesdra, the street adjacent to the park was re-named in Hesdra’s memory. On May 18, 2015, Martin helped dedicate a monument in the park to Hesdra as part of the Toni Morrison Society’s Bench by the Road project. This Thursday, February 11, at 7p, you can hear Martin give a Food for Thought Lecture at the Nyack Library titled Lessons from the Black Working Class.