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Women's History NJ: Susan Sarandon

Women’s History NJ: Susan Sarandon

Actress Susan Abagail Tomalin (now Susan Sarandon) was born in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York on October 4, 1946. She is the oldest child of five girls and four boys. Her father, Phillip, worked as a television producer and advertising…

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Black History NJ: Jersey Joe Walcott

Black History NJ: Jersey Joe Walcott

Arnold Raymond Cream, aka Jersey Joe Walcott, was born in Merchantville, NJ, on Jan. 31, 1914. He held the record for the oldest heavyweight champion for more than four decades. His father, an immigrant from Barbados, died when Walcott was…

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Black History NJ: William Neal Brown

Black History NJ: William Neal Brown

William Neal Brown was born in Warrenton, Georgia on February 24, 1919. Brown’s grandfather was a former slave who began a career as a farmer in Georgia, in 1863, after being freed. Brown’s father followed in his footsteps before eventually…

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Black History NJ: Milt Campbell

Black History NJ: Milt Campbell

American decathlete and native New Jerseyan Milton Gray Campbell was born on December 9, 1933, in Plainfield. Typically referred to as Milt Campbell, the soon-to-be athlete attended school in his home town. Once reaching the high school level, at Plainfield…

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Black History NJ: Clarence Clemons

Black History NJ: Clarence Clemons

While he was born in Virginia, Clarence Clemons was inextricably tied to New Jersey’s musical lore the moment he met Bruce Springsteen in 1971. Clemons moved to New Jersey in the early 1960s, attending Maryland State College on music and…

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Black History NJ Series

Black History NJ: Marion Thompson Wright

The first African American woman to earn a Ph.D. in history in the United States, Marion Thompson Wright, was born on Sept. 13, 1905 in East Orange, New Jersey. Wright, who also was the first African American historian to receive…

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darryl dmc mcdaniels

Black History NJ: Darryl “DMC” McDaniels

Darryl “DMC” McDaniels has been a cultural unifier all his life. As one-third of the pioneering rap group Run-D.M.C. alongside Joseph “Rev. Run” Simmons and their late DJ, Jason “Jam Master Jay” Mizell, McDaniels — who happens to be a…

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WSOU

NJ Vocabulary: What Is WSOU?

In 49 states, WSOU are letters. To New Jersey natives, it’s a culture. Music runs deep in New Jersey and a lot of it starts at WSOU. The radio station is responsible for breaking many now-mainstream hard rock and metal…

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