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Dr. Joseph McNeil, of Hempstead, honored for making history as one of 'Greensboro Four'

Dr. Joseph McNeil, of Hempstead, was one of

Dr. Joseph McNeil, of Hempstead, was one of the so-called Greensboro Four. (February 22, 2014 6:38 PM)

A Long Island man who made a brave decision to take a stand for civil rights was honored today for his part in the history-making moment.

Dr. Joseph McNeil, of Hempstead, was one of the so-called Greensboro Four, who staged a peaceful act of defiance that helped turn the tide in the fight for civil rights.

On Feb. 1, 1960, in Greensboro, N.C., McNeil was among four African-American students...

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