More than 30 members of the community took part in the school's annual career day.
Thursday, February 21
Glenfield Middle School's 14th annual African American Career Day was held Feb. 15 in celebration of Black History Month. More than 30 members of the community participated in the career day, including Montclair Mayor Robert Jackson, Senator Nia Gill (D-34), and state Senate candidate Mark Alexander. In addition, the middle school hosted an assembly featuring actor Andre Braugher of the film "Glory" and television show "Last Restort," and filmmaker Dawn Porter whose documentary "Gideon's Army" was an award-winner at this year's Sundance Film Festival. The guests were interviewed Glenfield parent Kuae Mattox, a journalist formerly with NBC and Miami Herald. You can see photos from these events in the photo gallery.
Biography of civil rights icon describes a lifetime of courageous, audacious activism
If you think you know Rosa Parks, a new book that’s come out close to what would have been the 100th birthday of the famed civil rights pioneer might force you to reassess. Parks, born Feb. 4, 1913, is remembered largely as the humble seamstress whose refusal to surrender her seat to a white man sparked the Montgomery bus boycott of 1955, which in turn inspired the decades of protests, marches and civil disobedience that collectively made up the civil rights movement. But in her new book, “The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks,” historian Jeanne Theoharis reveals that Parks was far from the passive catalyst of history she’s often portrayed to be in grade school lessons. Rather, Parks’ calculated decision not to yield on that December …