New Community Extended Care Facility Celebrates Black History Month

Residents and staff members at New Community Extended Care Facility, 266 South Orange Ave., Newark, celebrated Black History Month with a program on Feb. 17. Residents and staff members performed songs, read poetry, shared information about prominent Black figures and provided facts about the origins of Black History Month.

Many individuals were mentioned during the event, including Maya Angelou, Ella Fitzgerald, Barack Obama, Jackie Robinson and Ken Gibson, who was the first Black mayor of Newark and also a founding member of the New Community Board of Directors.

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