featured Posts Ellen C. King c. 1839-1936 Daughter of Mary Thompson King and sister of Harriet King Brown. Born at 70 Warren Street and lived there most of her life. Went to North Carolina after… Keep reading Esther Newman c. 1883 – 1901 First woman graduate of the NJ College of Pharmacy along with Emma Egge. Graduated in April and died in August due to appendicitis after an operation.… Keep reading Margaret Douglas Haines 1884-1966 Lifelong resident of Newark. Member of the General Assembly 1949-1953. Taught at Garfield and Avon Ave Schools. Canteen worker and ambulance driver in WWI. Signal corps driver and USO… Keep reading Load more posts Loading… Something went wrong. Please refresh the page and/or try again. Latest Posts African Americans Dorthann Williams Kirk 1938- One of the first people hired by Newark’s jazz station WBGO and became the face of and a fierce advocate for the station. She served as Director of Community… Keep reading Activists and Community Leaders Willie Belle Hooper 1906-1999 Born in Georgia and attended school, including getting a teaching certificate in Florence, S.C, after which she taught in several rural schools. According to her daughter, Newark would not… Keep reading Born or raised in Newark (high school or before) Asimina Zois 1909-1987 Arrived in Newark at age 7 from Greece. She began sending care packages back to her native village in Greece after WWII, and later sent packages to Vietnam servicemen… Keep reading Activists and Community Leaders Anna Lois Russ Jones 1911-1987 Mother of Amiri Baraka. Born in Alabama, lived in Newark from 1926. Attended Tuskegee, Fisk, and Shaw College. Administrator for Community Hospital for many years. Community relations specialist for… Keep reading African Americans Sarah Catherine Howard Johnson 1907-1993 One of the first African American nurses in the Visiting Nurses Association of Newark, where she worked from 1930-1950. Nurse at Hawkins Street School from 1965-1977. Received degrees from… Keep reading African Americans Maggie Clay Beckett c. 1892-1972 Founded the James H. Beckett funeral home with her husband. President of the New Jersey State Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs 1943-1947, as well as Vice President. She… Keep reading Load more posts Loading… Something went wrong. Please refresh the page and/or try again.