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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