Eugenia “Jeanne” (Byrd) Dawkins

c. 1926-1978

Owned the Key Club, one of Newark’s most famous jazz clubs, with her husband. In 1976 she was named Newark’s Woman of the Year.


Kukla, Barbara J. “From Suffragettes to the State House”

“Mrs. Eugenia Dawkins”, Newark Jazz Promoter, Star Ledger, Mar 20 1978

Cummings, Charles, “Today’s City Residents Build on Their Legacy” Star Ledger Mar 7, 2002

1943 Bloomfield High Yearbook