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Johnson Gives Keynote Address At Hasbrouck Heights King Event

Deputy New Jersey Assembly Speaker Gordon M. Johnson of Englewood was keynote speaker at the Peace Islands Institute, Hasbrouck Heights, Martin Luther King Jr. luncheon.
Deputy New Jersey Assembly Speaker Gordon M. Johnson of Englewood was keynote speaker at the Peace Islands Institute, Hasbrouck Heights, Martin Luther King Jr. luncheon. Photo Credit: Submitted, Assemblyman Gordon Johnson

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, N.J. -- Assemblyman Gordon M. Johnson (D-37th District) delivered the keynote address at a luncheon honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The Jan. 20 event at the Peace Islands Institute of New Jersey highlighted the achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during Civil Rights Movement, and honored his legacy working towards racial equality.

“It is important to keep the legacy of Dr. King and his dream of racial equality alive,” said Johnson, who is Deputy Speaker of the New Jersey Assembly.

“We must remain focused on the goals of peace, harmony, acceptance and inclusion for everyone and maintain the same level of determination shown by those who organized the boycotts and sit-ins.”

The event was attended by diversity leaders including NAACP, NJ State Conference, Economic Development Chairman, Bruce E. Davis, Sr., and Peace Island Institute, Executive Director New Jersey Ercan Tozan.

Assemblyman Gordon M. Johnson (D-Bergen) has represented the 37th legislative district since 2002.

The Assemblyman holds the leadership position of Deputy Speaker and is Chair of the Commerce and Economic Development Committee.

Assemblyman Johnson is a former Bergen County Sheriff and the first African-American to hold countywide office in Bergen County, NJ.

Peace Island Institute promotes unity, education, welfare and progress by facilitating a forum of respect and collaboration, by acting as an island for people of different ethnic, cultural, and religious backgrounds.

The Institute is located in Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey and has other locations in New York, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts.

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