Englewood Makes History

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    Eleanor Harvey was an Englewood resident and a founder of the Englewood Historical Society. She was a teacher for 43 years and taught social studies at Diwght Morrow High School. Some of her projects included the placement of the cast-iron clock in front of City Hall, the revitalization of Liberty Square, the creation of the Memorial Day Parade, and a planting program.
  • Margaret Butler The_Record_Mon__Aug_23__1976_.jpg

    Margaret Butler was an economics teacher in Englewood. She taught the fifth grade in Harlem and home economics at Dwight Morrow High School.

    Butler became blind in 1945 and was an instructor at the Community House Social Service Federation in Englewood, teaching braille. She also founded Shining Light, an organization to help the blind community.

    She was a member of numerous organizations, including the American Foundation of the Blind, the National Council of Negro Women of Bergen County, W.C. Handy Foundation of the Blind, and the New Jersey Commission of the Blind. She was awarded the Lydia Hayes Foundation Achievement Award in 1951. Butler attended St. Cecilia's Roman Catholic Church.
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    In 1941, Leroy McCloud became the second black teacher in Englewood’s public schools. The Board hired McLoud to teach industrial arts at the newly segregated all-black Lincoln Junior High School. McCloud also became the first black principal in the Englewood schools. He was the principal of Lincoln, Roosevelt, and Cleveland schools. He retired in 1982 but continued to be involved in school and lecturing. He now has an elementary school named after him located in Englewood. 

    He married Eula Davis in 1942. He had a son, Leroy.
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