Barbara George

c. 1953-2000

First woman and first African American woman police captain. Weequahic graduate. Sharpe James called her a “trailblazer, role model and…hero”. Sister of Gigi Foushee. Previously first female sergeant in Police Department and, in 1993, first female lieutenant.

Weequahic 1970 Yearbook


Kukla, Barbara. “Community Salutes Barbara George” Star Ledger

“Historical Appointment” Jet Magazine Mar 9, 1998

Cummings, Charles “Black Pioneers in Public Service” Star Ledger Feb 24, 2005

Underdue, Towanda. “Badge of distinction” Star Ledger Aug 13, 1990