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Black History Month




Black History NJ: Shaun T

New Jersey’s first Black History profile, fitness guru Shaun Thompson – more famously known as “Shaun T” – was born in Camden, New Jersey

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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: Carla Harris

Black History NJ: Carla Harris

Montclair resident Carla Harris is an author, a highly sought-after public speaker and accomplished gospel singer. Harris earned her MBA from Harvard Business School and an AB in economics from Harvard University. She graduated Magna Cum Laude and has since…

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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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