About Annette 

An Educator, Author and Public Speaker

 Annette has over 29-years of experience as an educator in the Newark, NJ public school system. She holds a degree in Journalism from Rutgers University, a teaching certificate from St. Peter’s University, and an MA in social studies from Concordia University. Annette is a member of the Essex County Civic Association and the Newark NAACP. To read more about Annette visit out “Who am I” page! 

Lawrence Hamm A Life in the Struggle 

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Lawrence Hamm’s life links the most powerful social movements of the last 50 years. Appointed to the Newark, New Jersey Board of Education in 1971 at the age of 17, he balanced the radical world of Newark’s Black Power Movement with a racially-divided city’s practical public policy concerns. What were his rewards? Harsh criticism in the press, dropping out of Princeton University, being publicly attacked by the man who appointed him—Kenneth Gibson, Newark’s first Black mayor—and an attempted framing on a gun he never had. It’s the story of how one man juggled Princeton, the power and contradictions of the People’s Struggle, employment in corporate America, marriage and fatherhood, with some days being better than others. 

Harriet Tubman
For Beginners


Harriet Tubman For Beginners  by Annette M. Alston offers a rare corrective to the long standing myths surrounding Tubman’s remarkable life. Using up-to-date research and resources, Alston crafts a compelling and engaging historical narrative that places Tubman in the proper context of her times, and reveals the incredible facts of a real flesh and blood woman who achieved extraordinary things. Highly readable and accessible, Harriet Tubman For Beginners  is a must-have.” — Kate Clifford Larson Ph.D., author of Rosemary, The Hidden Kennedy Daughter, and Bound For the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman, Portrait of an American Hero

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