Carrie Epps Powell

c. 1905-1987

Born in Newark, attended East Side High, Newark State University and graduated Rutgers in 1931.

Worked as a teacher for over 40 years, retiring in 1964 as VP of Hawthorne Ave School. She taught for 30 years at Central Avenue School.

Volunteered for the Red Cross where she headed the volunteers for many years (19 years as of 1966), YM-YWCA, Urban League, Newark Presbyterian Hospital, the Senior Citizens Commission, and Mount Zion Baptist Church. She was a charter member of Mount Zion Ladies Aid. She was also active in the NAACP, National Council for Negro Women, and National Education Association.


“Mrs. Carrie Powell Now Vice Principal of Newark Schools” New Jersey Herald News, Aug 11, 1962

“Mrs. Carrie Powell Newark Vice Principal” Star Ledger Mar 11, 1987

Powell, Carrie, Newark News Morgue file, Newark Library

Census records

Prudential. “Profiles in Citizenship” (1966, photo)