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Henriette W. Johnson

Suffragist Henriette W. Johnson of Orange was elected president of the Woman’s Club of Orange, the first woman’s club in New Jersey.


Wolever, Terry. 2006. A noble company: biographical essays on notable Particular-Regular Baptists in America. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/79477877 

Smith, Jessie Carney, and Shirelle Phelps. 1992. Notable Black American women. Detroit: Gale Research. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/24468213 


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Additional Resources

Myers, Amrita Chakrabarti. Forging Freedom: Black Women and the Pursuit of Liberty in Antebellum Charleston. United States: University of North Carolina Press, 2011.