Dorothy Turpin Smith


An early Black teacher, hired in 1945 (see Timeline, bottom of page here).

Was eventually appointed Supervisor of Music for Vocal Instruction for Newark. Retired after 30 years in 1975.

Was an organist and choir director for over 50 years, especially at First Baptist Peddie and Philips Metropolitan.

Born in Bayonne.


“Smith, Dorothy (death notice) Star Ledger Nov 22, 1987

At Dr. Price Lecture, Tiny Prince Collection, Newark Library

“Christmas Worship Service” Star Ledger Dec 18, 1982