by Bill Batson
On May 18th, Toni Morrison will attend the dedication of a monument in Nyack’s Memorial Park to the painful period of history when African slavery was a global industry. Morrison, a Nobel Prize-winning author and Grand View-on-Hudson resident will join civic leaders, residents and Nyack Public School students for a ceremony that begins at the Nyack Center at 2:30p (doors open at 2:00p). Following a procession through the streets of the village, the bench will be unveiled. Nyack will join 14 other cities around the world where the Toni Morrison Society’s Bench by the Road project has erected a public commemoration to acknowledge the African diaspora.