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The Passing of a Caribbean American Legend.
Horace Morancie, MSc
Transitioned February 4, 2015
CACCI NEWS, NYC - Horace Morancie was one of the founders of the Urban Resource Institute and has served on the Board of Trustees since its inception 26 years ago. He also served as the Chair of the Board for 20 years; He was a member of of the Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (CACCI) and was honored by CACCI as one of its "Legends" for invaluable service to the Caribbean American Community.
As one of New York City's most powerful activists of the 1960s, Mr. Morancie helped to lead the Great Society and War on Poverty program creating hundreds of jobs and bringing millions of dollars to devastated Central Brooklyn through the Model Cities Program. Appointed by Mayor John Lindsay, he charted the course developing and managing a comprehensive plan for housing, sanitation, crime prevention, police protection, economic development, education, social services, union organization and transportation.
Mr. Morancie hailed from the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and worked tirelessly to assist Caribbean immigrants by helping them adjust to their new life and bridge the gap between Caribbean Americans and African Americans and other minority communities.
Mr. Morancie holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Brooklyn Polytechnic University and attended the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and Brooklyn Law School. In addition, Mr. Morancie holds a Master of Science in Sanitary Engineering and Microbiology from Cornell University.
CACCI extend our condolences to the family of Horace Morancie.
To express condolences contact Mrs. Gloria Morancie @: 718-495-4977
I write as one of the thousands of Black youth in the '60s living in East New York, Brownsville and East Flatbush who benefitted from Mr. Horace Morancie's wisdom, dedication and care. I attended the first session of high school students at Brooklyn Polytechnic University and it was this exposure to higher education that made me understand that I had to know the "details." Mr. Morancie's quiet humility has always impressed me and has stayed with me thus far. Sir, as you wind your way to Ancestors, Know that you did well!