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BLACK HISTORY MONTH IN NJ: We Salute Newark's Dr. Marion Bolden

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Dr. Bolden served as Newark Public Schools Superintendent for nine years before holding several administrative positions after starting her career as a mathematics teacher at Barringer High School.

According to information published by Museum Partners Consulting, LLC (MPC), Marion Bolden, former Superintendent of Newark Public Schools (NJ) upon retirement, founded the Newark Public Schools Historical Preservation Committee to keep school personnel and NPS graduates from discarding their history.

She has saved ledgers, murals, board meeting minutes, old technology, doorknobs, class photos, programs, medals, and other materials from dumpsters.

Dr. Bolden’s love and service to the city of Newark have touched the lives of thousands.

The school district opened the Newark Public Schools Marion A. Bolden Student Center located in the North Ward, across from Technology High School, due to Dr. Bolden's accomplishments through her educational tenure in Newark.

According to The Office of Expanded Learning, this three-floor Student Center is yours to explore with a great variety of workshops, special events, meeting spaces, performances, field trips, and socialization.

Every day that school is open from September 30-May 31, the Bolden Student Center is a place where you can come after school to do homework, access tutoring, receive meals and snacks, in addition to participating in workshops of your interest.

INFORMATION & IMAGE CREDIT: Newark Public Schools, Museum Partners Consulting, LLC (MPC)

SPONSORS: Metro Media Institute of Union County NJ, Nino's Pizza, Bergen Street Harrison NJ, and William Paterson University