Barbara V. Powell dies; former Hempstead NAACP president was 83-Newsday

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Updated January 7, 2015 3:56 PMimage
By SID CASSESE  sid.cassese@newsday.com

Barbara V. Powell, Hempstead NAACP president for more than 25 years, died at her home in the village on Dec. 31, 2014 after a brief illness. She was 83.

 

Barbara V. Powell, Hempstead NAACP president for more than 25 years, died at her home in the village Wednesday after a brief illness. She was 83.

“She was known for her infectious smile, open heart, brutal honesty and unwavering compassion for those less fortunate than herself,” said her oldest daughter, Cheryl Powell of Hermosa Beach, California.

Powell was born and raised in Harlem,…

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