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Executive Director to speak at New Jersey Historical Society Appreciation Event

  • New Jersey Historical Society 52 Park Place Newark, NJ, 07102 United States (map)

The YWCA served as a beacon of opportunity for all. But a century ago it was segregated, like most American society, along racial lines. About 50 YWCAs existed for young women and girls of color, all of them offshoots of white chapters except one: the YWCA of Montclair-North Essex in Montclair, New Jersey, founded by Alice Hoe Foster, the first African American alumna of Montclair High School. On Thursday, October 19, Jane M. Eliasof, the Executive Director of the MOntclair HIstory Center will offer an engaging talk on Alice Hooe Foster and the other young women who made the CRane House/Historic YWCA a social justice landmark. Also, please join us to welcome the 2017 winner of the New Jersey History Day, Best African American Research Project, Mathew Duncan of Lawrence Middle School. Matthew will present his award-winning documentary short film "Black Hair: Taking a Stand for Heritage and Revolution." RSVP to 973-596-8500. Event held at 52 Park Place, Newark, NJ.