Englewood Makes History

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  • Jane Salodof.jpg

    Jane Salodof was a staff writer for The Record. She was active in the late 1960s.
  • 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.
  • Jim Beckerman.jpg

    Jim Beckerman has been an editor and writer for The Record since 1995. 
  • Robert Runde.jpg

    Robert Runde was a writer and editor for the Record in 1969.
  • Paul H. Johnson.jpg

    Paul H. Johnson was a writer for The Record from 2000 to 2006.
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    Bertie Charles Forbes founded Forbes Magazine, a business and finance publication. B.C. Forbes was appointed to the Englewood Board of Education in 1938.

    He married Adelaide Mary Stevenson. He had five sons, Bruce, Malcolm, Duncan, Gordon, and Wallace. After Forbes' death, his son Bruce took over. Bruce died in 1964 and Malcolm then took over. Stevenson "Steve" Forbes Jr. succeded his father Malcolm after his death in 1990.
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    W.E.B. DuBois was a famous African American scholar, writer, historian, sociologist, and Civil Rights Activist. He was one of the founding members of the NAACP.

    He was the son of Mary Silvina Burghardt and Alfred DuBois. From 1892 to 1894 he traveled through Germany and became influenced by the historical work of Albert Bushnell Hart and the Philosophical work of William James. 

    He focused heavily on history and sociology, publishing numerous articles. He also attempted to establish journals discussing politics and ideology for a black audience. DuBois believed that African Americans should embrace their African heritage while also contributing to American society.  DuBois also believed in Pan-Africanism.

    DuBois along with other African American leaders founded the Niagara Movement in 1904 which militantly advocated for full civil and political rights for blacks. The movement only succeeded in 1909, when the NAACP was founded after rioting in August of 1908 in Springfield, Illinois caused a biracial conference over concerns of violence against blacks. DuBois also finally achieved his desire for a journal as he became the editor of The Crisis.  

    World War I caused a shift in DuBois' beliefs. He became involved in peace work. He also supported the use of Marxism to fight against racial discrimination through economic programs and institutions, which caused him to become at odds with the NAACP president. He resigned from the organization but returned in 1944. He again became at odds with the organization as he supported socialist organizations and the Progressive Party during the rise of anti-communism.  

    He met Nina Gomer, a student at Wilberforce University where he taught for two years, and married her in 1896.

    In 1950, he married Shirley Graham after his first wife passed away. She had a child from a previous relationship, David, who took on the DuBois name. Throughout the rest of his life, he was a member of peace movements and was continually interacting with leftist and communist party organizations. In October 1961, he officially joined the American Communist Party. His support of communism put him at odds with the American government and legal system and was restricted from travel for several years. When it was lifted in 1958 and after traveling throughout communist countries in Eastern Europe and Asia he lived the rest of his life in Ghana.
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