Grace Baxter Fenderson

1882-1962

Grace Baxter Fenderson (1882-1962) was one of the first African American teachers in the Newark Public Schools and taught for 42 years, helped found the Newark Branch of the NAACP and served on the board of the Sojourner Truth branch of the YWCA. President of the Lincoln-Douglass Memorial Association.

From the Crisis Mar 1936

Bibliography

F-07, Fenderson, Grace Baxter, Newark News Morgue, Newark Public Library

The Women’s Project of New Jersey Inc. (1997-05-01). Past and Promise: Lives of New Jersey Women

 Wright, Marion Thompson (1941) “Mr. Baxter’s School”

Cummings, Charles, “Black Educators Made History in Newark Schools” Mar 17, 2005

The Crisis, Mar 1936