Nellie Grier

c. 1900-1984

Mrs. Nellie Grier, who was known as “Mother Grier” in Newark, founded and directed the senior center on Clinton Ave (now named after her) and organized the Newark Senior Citizens Council. Donald Payne called her “one of Newark’s most prominent citizens”


Digitized material at Newark Library, photo source

Terrell, Stanley, “Mrs. Nellie Grier, 84, Leader of the Aged” Star Ledger, Sept 11, 1984

Kukla, Barbara J., “Courageous Seniors Activist Praised”, Star Ledger, Sept 17, 1984