Harvey Elwood Jr 
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Harvey Elwood Jr. A person that Thanks God everyday that he has been granted the privilege of serving human-kind and who credits his parents, family and friends for their influence on his life. After abandoning a misguided youthful path at age 20, Harvey Elwood Jr. became, a national Student leader and Vice President of the United States Students Association (1985-1987), based in Washington D.C., Elwood assisted in leading the fight against South African Apartheid in the 1980’s, The recognition of the National Holiday for Martin Luther King, Jr. and the restoration of Senior Status for Medgar Evers College, City University of New York. At Medgar Evers College and serving as protégé and apprentice among the likes of the late widow of Malcolm X, Dr. Betty Shabazz, The New York State Assembly, Muhammad Ali, The New York State Black and Puerto Rican Caucus, Labor Leader Dennis Rivera-Local 1199, the New York City Council, Artist/ Activist Stevie Wonder and countless elected officials from around the country, Elwood distinguished himself. Providing key political support for numerous issues and campaigns including the 1988 Presidential campaign of Jessie Jackson, the 1991 election of New York’s first African American Mayor David Dinkins and 1992 national election of President William Jefferson Clinton. Elwood began serving as Community Leader for the 33rd, Assembly District (1992-98) in Queens New York, focusing on youth, business, crime and capital improvements for the district. As an educator Elwood served the City University of New York as an Adjunct Administrator and lecture, teacher with the New York Board of Education, Administrator and lecture at Benedict College, Columbia, South Carolina, the Richland County School District, lastly Orangeburg County School District Five, in 2009. Professor Elwood may be contacted at helwood38@hotmail.com or 803-534-5338

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