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
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