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1844   Carrie Cook Sanborn, nineteenth century Quaker, artist, head of the Cedars Art Colony, Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, 1844.

c. 1890   Evelyn College, c. 1890, a photograph of students. 

c. 1920   The Clara Barton School, Bordentown, from a postcard c. 1920. 

1927   Nellie Morrow Parker (1902-), the first African American school teacher in Bergen County.

c. 1930s   Marion Thompson Wright (1902-1962), an African American historian and teacher.  

1932  Domestic Science Class.    New Jersey State Manual Training and Industrial School for Colored Youth, Bordentown.

1932  New Jersey Organization of Teachers.   Teachers’ organizations, such as the National Education Association, were not racially integrated until the 1950s.

1837  Hannah Hoyt  In 1837, Hannah Hoyt began teaching a group of young girls in a house on lower Albany Street in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

1860  Opheleton Seminary for Young Ladies; Plainfield, 1860.

1952   Racially Integrated Classroom, Berlin Township, 1952. c. 1960s   Lena Frances Edwards, MD (1849-1941), physician and presidential Medal of Freedom honoree. 

1968   Science students at Felician College, 1968.  

1975   "Equity in Educational Programs," 1975. The text of the regulations published by the New Jersey Department of Education to implement equal education requirements.

1978   Joyce Carol Oates, noted novelist and essayist, began teaching creative writing at Princeton University in 1978.

2000   Toni Morrison,1993 Noble Prize in Literature and 1998 Pulitzer Prize winning author.

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