Sarah Catherine Howard Johnson


One of the first African American nurses in the Visiting Nurses Association of Newark, where she worked from 1930-1950.

Nurse at Hawkins Street School from 1965-1977.

Received degrees from Tuskegee Institute (1929) and Seton Hall. Member of the Graduate Nurses Association.

Born in Kentucky but lived in Newark from at least 1930 (West Kinney St).


“Sarah Johnson, 86 Nurse in Newark” Star Ledger May 25, 1993

“Miss Sarah Howard” Newark Herald, July 9, 1938

“It’s Vacation Time” New Jersey Herald News Aug 12, 1938

“Johnson” Lexington Herald Leader May 27, 1993

“NJ Graduate Nurses Give Formal Dance” New York Age Feb 17, 1934

“The Graduates” Montgomery Advertiser May 31, 1929