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Dr. LaKeesha Walrond, Rev. Michael Walrond, First Lady Chirlane McCray and Mayor Bill de Blasio pose for a photo after Mayor de Blasio presented Dr. Walrond with a proclamation. (Photo credit: Brianna Rohleher)

Dr. LaKeesha Walrond, Rev. Michael Walrond, First Lady Chirlane McCray and Mayor Bill de Blasio pose for a photo after Mayor de Blasio presented Dr. Walrond with a proclamation. (Photo credit: Brianna Rohleher)

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DR. Lakeesha Walrond Inaugurated As The First Female & First Black Female In 119-Year History Of The New York Theological Seminary (NYTS)

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, First Lady Chirlane McCray, Rev. Al Sharpton, NY NAACP State President Hazel Dukes, Senator Brian Benjamin & Other Dignitaries Were in Attendance

On Saturday, October 26th, the Trustees of the New York Theological Seminary (NYTS) hosted the inauguration of Reverend Dr. LaKeesha Walrond at Riverside Church in New York. Among those in attendance were New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, First Lady Chirlane McCray, Rev. Al Sharpton (NAN), Senator Benjamin, Hazel Dukes (NAACP), and other dignitaries, who joined the Trustees for this historical moment to inaugurate Dr. Walrond as the first female and first African-American female President in the Seminary’s 119-year history.