Englewood Makes History

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  • Frank Sherry.jpg

    Rank Sherry was a journalist and reporter for The Record in the 1960s. He received an award for his work in 1964 when he was honored by the National Conference of Christians and Jews.

    He lived in Rochelle Park. He had two children, Stephen and Diana. 
  • Jean Rimbach.jpg

    Jean Rimbach is a reporter for the Bergen Record. She focused on criminal justice, child welfare, and education. 
  • William N. Wallace.jpg

    William N. Wallace was a sports reporter for the New York Times.
  • Kim Hirsh.jpg

    Kim Hirsh was a writer for the newspaper The Record in 1983.
  • Alexander Jackson.png

    Born March 1, 1891 in Englewood New Jersey, Alexander Jackson grew up on William and Humphrey Street in the heart of Englewood's historic African American community.
    Jackson attended Lincoln and Liberty Schools, Englewood High School, Andover and Harvard University.

    In 1915, along with his friend Carter G Woodson, he co-founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life. The ASNL established Negro History Week in 1926, which would later become Black History Month. In 1917 Jackson also became one of the founders of the Chicago branch of the National Urban League. From 1921 to 1924 he was the assistant publisher of the Chicago Defender, the largest owned African American newspaper during that era. He became the general manager in 1925. Jackson was the president of the board of trustees of the Provident Hospital and Training School, which was the first African-American-owned and operated hospital in America.

    Jackson was married to Charlotte E. Walker in 1914. During this marriage, he had four children, Caroline Booth, Alexander Louis Jackson III, William Edward Jackson, and Winslow Loring Jackson. Charlotte died in 1928 and Jackson married Jana Lenas Booth who passed in 1966. His last wife was Marie Poston whom he married in 1968.
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