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For Immediate Release:
April 10, 2014
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Marta Martinez-Aleman


Commissioner Edmonson declares April 8, 2014 as Clarence Pittman Jr. Day

Commissioner Edmonson presents street sign to Gwendolyn Pittman and Crystal Clarencetta Pittma
Photos by Armando Rodriguez/Miami-Dade County

Miami FL - Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson presented a ceremonial street plaque and proclamation declaring April 8, 2014 as Clarence Pittman, Jr. Day to his wife, Gwendolyn Willar Pittman, and his daughter, Crystal Clarencetta Pittman, at the County Commission Chambers. Clarence Pittman, Jr. was a native of Miami, a graduate of Booker T. Washington, and an alumnus of Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio.  He joined the International Longshoremen’s Association Local #1416 in 1957 and served in multiple capacities during his time with the union, including Vice President of the ILA’s South Atlantic and Gulf Coast District and First Vice President Emeritus of the A. Phillip Randolph Institute’s Miami-Dade chapter.  In 1982 Pittman became President of ILA Local #1416, as only the third president in the union’s 77-year history, and served as president for more than 31 years.  The ILA Local #1416 provides job opportunities for thousands of local workers at the PortMiami loading and unloading cruise ships.  In addition to his service to the union, Pittman also contributed generously to numerous charities, community projects and organizations within his community.  Clarence Pittman, Jr. died on December 12, 2013 at the age of 80.

Commissioner Edmonson presents proclamation to Gwendolyn Pittman and Crystal Clarencetta Pittman