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William Hayes Ward Home

 
 
William Hayes Ward Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By James True, November 11, 2013
1. William Hayes Ward Home Marker
Inscription. This house, built in 1875, was the home of the Rev William Hayes Ward (1835-1916) from 1875 until 1914. A leading neo-abolitionist and Congregationalist clergyman, Ward joined the staff of The Independent (New York, NY), an abolitionist newspaper, in 1868 and was editor-in-chief from 1896 to 1913. Ward championed African American rights through education, integration and voting rights. He was a leader of the American Missionary Association which established and supported black colleges and secondary schools in the South. Ward was an original organizer and a keynote speaker at the first National Negro Conference in 1909 at which the NAACP was formed.
 
Erected 2013 by The Newark Preservation and Landmarks Committee.
 
Location. 40° 46.027′ N, 74° 10.36′ W. Marker is in Newark, New Jersey, in Essex County. Marker is on Ridge Street south of Abington Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. The address of the house is 52 Abington Avenue, but the marker is on the side of the house, on Ridge Street. Marker is in this post office area: Newark NJ 07104, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Forest Hill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Branch Brook Park Historic Site
William Hayes Ward Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By James True, November 11, 2013
2. William Hayes Ward Home Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Branch Brook Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); Joseph A. Pocchio (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mount Pleasant Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dewey Joseph Sherbo, III (approx. 0.4 miles away); Stephen N. Adubato, Sr. Sports Complex (approx. half a mile away); Soldiers of the Revolution (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newark.
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansCharity & Public WorkCivil Rights
 
William Hayes Ward Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By James True, November 11, 2013
3. William Hayes Ward Home Marker
Side view of house from Ridge Street
William Hayes Ward Home image. Click for full size.
By James True, November 11, 2013
4. William Hayes Ward Home
Front of house, from Abington Avenue
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 11, 2013, by James True of Newark, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 878 times since then and 76 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 11, 2013, by James True of Newark, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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