Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Trenton's African American Community to 1944

Trenton's African American Community to 1944

Trenton, NJ maintained a semi-segregated school system until 1944. Children 

would enter the Primary Schools on a non-segregated basis (unless school 

bounders restricted). For Junior High, African American students went to 

Lincoln School.

"Colored School" 81 Bellevue Avenue

Lincoln School 1924

Calhoun and Willow Streets Center of pop; otherwise spread
1950 – 14,500

The first African-American High School Graduates from Trenton Central High School were in 1927

Jay Wright

Lottie Haggett

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations to the Webmaster for this local history website!
    Good luck with this very necessary blog! I would note that credit should be given to any and all graphics you use (when known) in future posts. In this case the article is from the Hamilton Township Public Lbrary Local History Collection. It takes quite a bit of time to enhance and prepare these graphics. You are very welcome to post other related posts from my website by arrowing down 3 or 4 times to the alphabetical index. You will find numerous
    flies under AFRICAN AMERICAN, SHILOH BAPTIST and possibly others. Good luck with this very necessary segment of local history. Tom Glover