Over Here: Newark Mobilizes for World War I

Hear historian, educator, and curator George Robb speak about the many ways Newarkers contributed to American participation in the Great War. Newark was an industrial and financial center, and a key transportation center, as well as home to a diverse mix of ethnic and racial groups. Newarkers joined the military, worked in defense plants, grew victory gardens, conserved food, and financed the war through the purchase of government bonds. Learn about the contributions of Newark’s African American and immigrant communities. Discover the war work of women, as volunteers and in factories, and how civic organizations such as schools, the Red Cross, the YMCA, and the Newark Public Library supported the troops.
 
Presenter: Dr. George Robb, Professor of History, William Paterson University
Thursday, April 6, 2017
6:00 pm
Centennial Hall, Newark Public Library
5 Washington Street, Newark, NJ
 
Free admission
Light refreshments
Come early to view the exhibition, Over Here: Newark in World War I, 1917-1918, curated by Dr. Robb, on exhibit in the Library’s 3rd floor gallery
 
Please RSVP by April 3, by email (newarkhistorysociety@verizon.net) or by phone (973-376-8273)
Cosponsored by the Newark History Society
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Photo: Soldiers parade in Newark before departing for Europe
Charles F. Cummings New Jersey Information Center, Newark Public Library

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