Born and raised in Newark. 1924 graduate of Central High. Lived at 169 Norfolk St when she graduated Central. Her father Ambrose was listed on the census as a book author. She was the Daily News secretary at Central High. In 1941, she was on the advisory committee for Hughe Allison’s Midnight Over Newark.
Legal name Sarah but wrote under Sally including “Sally’s Chatterings” column. Editor and columnist for the New Jersey Herald News, Afro American and Club World.
She was corresponding secretary of the National Association of Media Women. Was on the board of the Leaguers and past president of the chapter of the National Council of Negro Women (listed as their national historian in 1974). She worked for the Veterans Administration as secretary to the chief of social services. She was also associated with Lamda Kappa Mu. She was also an officer of the Business and Industrial Coordinating Council. Addonizio picked her for a commissioner of the Rehabilitation and Neighborhood Conservation Commission just before her death.
Kukla, Barbara J. Newark Women: From Suffragettes to the State House.
Digitized material from Newark Library (New Jersey Herald News and Club World are also available on this site)
“Mrs. Sarah Young on Leaguers Board” Star Ledger Dec 10, 1967
“Jerry Nussbam’s Evenings Out” Star Ledger Mar 25, 1946
“Job Preference for Vets Is Again Under Fire” Star
Robert Queen, Krueger Scott Oral Histories
Woodruff, Connie. “Sudden Death Stills ‘Sally’s Chatterings‘” New York Amsterdam News Dec 30, 1967
Woodruff, Connie “On the Scene in Jersey” New York Amsterdam News Nov 25, 1967