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2019 BLACK HISTORY EVENTS – ALL ARE FREE

An Extraordinary Life: Josephine E. Jones

Wendy Jones

Reading with Pictures

Saturday, February 16, 2PM – 3PM

Westfield Memorial Library

550 E Broad St,

Westfield, NJ 07090


Arriving in New York from South Carolina to work as

a cook in private homes in 1946, Josephine E. Jones–

a South Carolina sharecropper’s daughter–becomes

in the 1960s–a Harlem activist and possibly the first

black woman in management at a Fortune 500

company.

An American story, a Great Migration story,

a New York story, a mother-daughter story,

and the story of a woman’s fight

for creativity in the workplace.

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