About My Newark Story
The Newark Public Library received a generous grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York to digitize a portion of its historical materials which document the Great Migration and Latino Immigration experience into Newark, NJ. The project will promote learning and outreach to children throughout Newark.
The Library is beginning to digitize collections from the Charles F. Cummings New Jersey Information Center and the New Jersey Hispanic Research and Information Center and some of these materials are already available in our digital archive.
Over the next year, the Newark Public Library will be promoting family literacy initiatives. The Library will be producing and organizing:
- school visits
- a professional development day for educators
- traveling exhibits
- Community History Days
- The Great Migration: Journey to the North and This Is the Rope: A Story from the Great Migration (Grade 1-4)
- I’m New Here (Grade 1-4)
- A Look Back at Newark Schools (High School)
- Mixed Me (Grade 1-4)
- My Dog is Lost (Grade 1-4)
- My Name is Sangoel (Grade 1-4)
- My Shoes and I (Grade 1-4)
- Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote (Grade 1-4)
- Latino Oral History (High School)
- Newark Renaissance (High School)
- Oral History (Grade 1-3)
- a book list for children about the migration experience
We encourage participation and if you would like to become involved or if you are interested in arranging a visit to your classroom, please email Karl Schwartz.
If you have any historic photos or other materials which you would like to contribute to our digital collection, please email the project manager.
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