Talking About HERstory Exhibit
Talking About HERstory
Historic and Contemporary African American Women
Who Made A Difference
Curated by Anne Taylor Glapion
MARCH 1ST - 9TH, 2022
On view in the John F. Scarpa Academic Center - Main Lobby
In celebration of Women's History Month, Stockton University Atlantic City presents this exhibition, highlighting a selection of women from South Jersey and icons throughout history...
Mary McLeod Bethune An educator, stateswoman and advocate for human equality, she established Bethune-Cookman University.
Anna Land Butler Atlantic City teacher and Harlem Renaissance poet.
Carole Byard A visual artist, educator, and member of the Black Arts Movement whose art depicted the spirit and struggle of African Americans Laoma Byrd Owner/Operator of a training facility for world class boxers in Pleasantville N.J. Rosalind Cash Movie, stage, and television actor who refused to play stereotypical roles.
Margaret Lee Caution A printer, journalist, and distributor of African American newspapers in South Jersey.
Margaret Creswell Hiawatha First African American police ofﬁcer in the country. Dr. Dorothie Dorrington A public school teacher focused on children with learning disabilities, and a leader in the Atlantic City community.
Dr. Vera King Farris An outstanding scholar, scientist, and ﬁrst African American President of Stockton University.
Jesse Redmon Fauset NAACP Crisis Magazine editor and novelist.
Dr. Barbara Gaba First African American female president of Atlantic Cape Community College.
Redenia Gilliam Mosee rose from chambermaid to casino executive; changed the Boys Clubs of America to Boys and Girls Clubs of America.
Dr. Richlyn Goddard Atlantic City historian and author and founding director of the Veterans’ Oral History project.
Dr. Jean Thomas Grifﬁn Outstanding scholarship took her from working in the family restaurant business to the upper echelons of the academic world.
Pattie Harris Danced with Larry Steele’s Smart Affairs at Club Harlem, mentored students who wanted to dance professionally.
Dr. Juanita High Made a difference as a teacher and effective administrator of social programs that beneﬁted the community.
Barbara L. Hudgins First African American woman elected to the Atlantic City Council.
Louise Forrest Johnson Choreographed dance productions funded scholarships for college bound students.
Joanna LaSane First African American model in a national TV ad for Pepsi Cola; an actor, dancer, and arts advocate.
Jarena Lee Born free in Cape May, New Jersey, and the ﬁrst woman authorized to preach in the A.M.E. church.
Amaza Lockett A teacher and musician who served the community through her sorority, church, and
Rita Mack Successful entrepreneur and mentor dedicated to community service and philanthropy.
Gertrude E. Newsome Proprietor of Newsomeâ€™s Guesthouse, a Northside Inn that welcomed African American tourists during segregation.
Rosa Parks Refused to give up her seat to a white passenger; her arrest sparked the Montgomery Alabama bus boycott.
Amy Hester Reckless Escaped from slavery in Salem, New Jersey and worked for the abolition of slavery and women's rights.
Sojourner Truth Escaped slavery to become an abolitionist and equal rights advocate, Gave.Ain't I a Woman speech.
Harriet Tubman Called "Moses" because she led hundreds of slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad.
Dr. Beverly Vaughn Mezzo soprano, debuted with the Graz, Austria opera, Stockton University Professor whose choral productions lift community spirits.
Sara Spencer Washington Her Apex Hair and News Company employed thousands and made her a millionaire.
Sister Jean Webster Beloved by the community for feeding the homeless without regard to the toll on her
Ida B. Wells-Barnett Journalist who wrote about lynching in America, was in the forefront of the fight for suffrage and civil rights, and founding member of the NAACP.