Louise Epperson


Louise Epperson was key in the protests against UMDNJ in the 1960s & helped negotiate the Medical School Agreements. She was also the first African American appointed to the Board of Health & helped elect Mayor Gibson and Irvine Turner. Photo from Newark Public Library.


Rise Up Newark profile

“Over My Dead Body” Newest Americans

E-15 Epperson, Louise, Newark News Morgue, Newark Public Library

Star Ledger coverage

Digitized material from library (second link) including oral history