Lincoln School Assistance (former) – Trenton NJ

Description

Trenton, New Jersey’s old Lincoln School, then a segregated facility, was improved by the federal National Youth Administration (NYA) ca. 1936. The facility now operates as the Rivera School. Quote “The Dawn,” a monthly WPA newsletter, July 1936:

Twelve colored boys are constructing a baseball diamond at the Lincoln School, and eight girls are doing bookbinding work at the same school.

Source notes

"The Dawn," a New Jersey WPA publication; July 1936 issue, page 3. Found at the Jersey City Public Library's New Jersey Room.

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on January 8, 2015.

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Location Info


400 N. Montgomery Ave.
Trenton, NJ 08616

Coordinates: 40.225647, -74.762562

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