Louise Bullock


Louise Bullock graduated from the University of Newark’s College of Arts & Sciences in 1937. She may be the first Black female graduate of a school affiliated with Rutgers. Served as a director of “Negro work” in United Service Organizations (USO) club activities for the Young Women’s Christian Association (YMCA). Play teacher and assistant director of a community center run by Newark’s Board of Education. In High School she was president of the North Jersey Debutantes.

Photo from Rutgers.

Montclair Times, Jan 12, 1934
Montclair Times Mar 23, 1934
Montclair Times Jun 11, 1937


Research by Quintus Jett

NJ Marriage Index, Ancestry.com

Star Ledger death notice, March 17, 1974.

“Uncovering the History of Rutgers First Female Black Student” Rutgers SASN. https://sasn.rutgers.edu/news-events/news/uncovering-history-ru-ns-first-african-american-female-student

“Mid Year Examinations At Dana College” Montclair Times Jan 12, 1934

“To Receive Award” Montclair Times Mar 23, 1934

“New Jersey State Personal Notes” New York Age Nov 25, 1933

“University of Newark Graduates Local Students” Montclair Times Jun 11, 1937