Bernice Bass


Bernice Bass (right) had a major presence in the city’s music, radio, & political scenes. She had a Sunday evening radio program on WNJR: News & Views. She was influential in the gospel music scene & a prominent figure in Newark’s black community.

Photo from Newark Public Library.

Bellville High School 1943


Rise Up Newark profile

Digitized material from Newark Public Library.

Star Ledger coverage.Sterling, Guy.

“The Famous, Familiar and the Forgotten: 350 Notable Newarkers”.

Barbara J. Kukla Papers, Newark Public Library

“Bernice Bass, activist dean of gospel music” Star Ledger Jan 21, 2000

Belleville High Yearbook 1943