sheila oliver

mildred crump, sheila oliver

Newark Lifetimes: Recollections and Reflections

Newark Public Library will host local author and historian Guy Sterling in conversation with notable Newarkers Sheila Y. Oliver and Mildred Crump as part of its continuing series Newark Lifetimes: Recollections and Reflections. Assemblywoman Sheila Y. Oliver is a native Newarker, who served as New Jersey’s Assembly Speaker during the 214th and 215th Legislatures and is the first African-American woman to lead a legislative house in the state, and only the second African-American woman to lead a legislative house in the country. Municipal Council President Mildred C. Crump was Newark’s first African-American councilwoman and the first female Council president.

Free and open to the public. For more information and to RSVP, please call 973-733-7793.