William A. Morris Jr. was born in 1919, and according to his family could trace his family heritage to the last slave sold on Staten Island. He was the son of William A. Morris Sr., founder and first president of the Staten Island chapter of the NAACP. William was a veteran of WWII, serving in Europe and the Pacific, and participated in the D-Day invasion of Normandy. He was also deeply involved in his community. He created a softball league that served nearly 900 kids every summer from 1973-1990. In addition, he and his wife, Norice Allen Morris, ran a food pantry for over 40 years at the Faith United Methodist Church in Port Richmond.
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