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Robert Curvin

Robert Curvin was a fiercely loyal advocate for Newark and scholar devoted to alleviating urban poverty.

  • Co-founded the Newark chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality
  • Served as a Ford Foundation official
  • Active civil rights advocacy to the streets of Newark in the summer of 1967, when cities across the United States were erupting in racial violence
  • Served as a professor of political science at Brooklyn College; a Dean for the Graduate School of Management, New School for Social Research; and a Trustee at Princeton University
  • Appointed to The Times’s editorial board in 1977
  • Earned his BA and MSW from Rutgers University and his Ph.D. in Political Science from Princeton University in 1975.

Robert Curvin passed away on September 29, 2015

Last updated 8/25/16