Golden Johnson


Golden Johnson was the first black woman to serve as a Newark municipal court judge. She grew up in Terrell Homes (then FDR Homes) in the Ironbound. She ran for Congress in 1980, & had a career of public service. Photo from


Digitized materials from Newark Library

“Newark’s first Black woman to serve as municipal court judge dies at 66”

“Golden Johnson, 66, groundbreaking Newark judge”, Star Ledger, April 30, 2010 & more Star Ledger Coverage

Jet: Nov 7, 1974