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You Decide with Errol Louis

Jul 21, 2022

Longtime legislator and politician Al Vann died at the age of 87, forever leaving his mark on central Brooklyn, an area he represented in the state Assembly and City Council for almost four decades. He mentored a generation of New York politicians, including current state Attorney General Letitia James and Mayor Eric Adams.

Errol explored Vann’s life and legacy with some of the people who knew him best. They discussed his time as a central figure in the racially-charged clash over local school control in the late 1960s to his efforts organizing Jesse Jackson’s 1984 presidential campaign and building up Bedford-Stuyvesant.

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