Elizabeth Residents Learn About African-American History

ELIZABETH – A group of Elizabeth seniors and their grandchildren traveled Whitesboro last month to visit the graves of African-American soldiers and learn more about African-American history.

The trip was organized by Rosa Harrington’s Youth Reading To Senior Citizens program, a non-profit group.


During the visit to Queen Esther Household of Ruth Cemetery, the oldest in Whitesboro, a group of Whitesboro Girl Scouts held a flag ceremony to honor the fallen soldiers.

Harrington, who said that she is working with Shirley Green of the African-American History Museum, hopes to bring more knowledge about African-American history to the community by sharing what she has learned with the local chapters of the NAACP and the Urban League.

To find out more about Harrington’s program, or to make a donation, call her at 1-908-275-7874.

Rosa Harrington, president of the non-profit Youth Reading To Senior Citizens program, salutes the flag during her recent visit to the Queen Esther Household of Ruth Cemetery in Whitesboro, Cape May County.

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