Author: Eric Levin
December 19, 2007
The Newark Museum’s way creative Director of Science does stuff like bring in Ringling Brothers for hands-on lessons in the physics of juggling and tightrope walking. His Dynamic Earth exhibit takes visitors back to a tectonic era when NJ and Africa were one.
Seen in: Towns & Schools
(1902-1962) Her research for the NAACP helped convince the Supreme Court in 1954 that separate is not equal in education. After graduating from Barringer High School in Newark, Wright became the first African-American woman in the U.S. to earn a Ph.D. in history (from Columbia, in 1940).