Jersey City public library honors city's first black mayor

The Jersey City Free Public Library is honoring the city’s first African-American mayor in a special way.

On Wednesday evening, the Main Branch library on Jersey Avenue unveiled a permanent collection of memorabilia celebrating the late Glenn D. Cunningham, who served as mayor in the early-2000s. The exhibit, located in the library’s New Jersey Room, features the former mayor and state senator’s personal library and other items.

A former Marine and U.S. Marshal, Cunningham also served as a freeholder and Jersey City Council president during his long career in public service. He was sworn in as the city’s first black mayor in …read more

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