Anna (Annie) T Nivison

1835-1920 An 1868 graduate of the New York Medical College for Women, Annie T Nivison opened “The Homestead” a private … More

Eva Hodgson

1924-2020 Eva Hodgson was an internationally known Bermudian activist, union leader and author (read more here). However, she had an … More

Bessie Lanier Smith

1924-1966 Bessie Lanier was born in Virginia but graduated Arts High in 1942 with a major in music. She was … More

Susan Amelia Barnet

1814-1897 Born in Mendham but raised in Newark. Member of the first class of the New York Women’s Medical College, … More

Rose A Leonardis

1916-2012 Lifelong Ironbound resident. Proprietor of the Rose A. Leonardis Funeral Home after the death of her father in 1953. … More

Peggy Officer Lista

1913-2013 Inducted into the Newark Athletic Hall of Fame in 1994 for being a basketball and track standout at Central … More

Ruth McClain Rambo

1940- Ruth Rambo, known at the time as Ruth McClain, is a graduate of Fisk University. In the 1960s she … More

Mildred Roberts Helms

1907–2002 Community activist, encouraged the building of affordable housing in Clinton Hill. In 1972, she helped found the Clinton Hill … More