Reception Celebrating the Release of
Remembering Newark’s Greeks: An American Odyssey
This memorable book documents the history of Newark’s Greek immigrant experience in the early twentieth century. Through the immigrants’ voices, the voices of their children, and their images, we journey with them through their Greek and American odyssey. Life unfolds on these pages, evoking memories, images of loved ones, and times gone by in Newark.
This narrative, together with the illustrations and captions, provides a history of the odyssey and becomes the thread that interweaves the stories told by the voices and images of Newark’s Greeks. Remembering Newark’s Greeks is a wonderful gift, family heritage piece, and a wonderful keepsake for all. Order your copy today for only $40.00. Don’t miss your opportunity to own this beautiful commemorative volume!
For more information, please call 973-424-1832, or click here to reserve your copy. All proceeds will go toward The Newark Public Library’s Hellenic Heritage Fund.
The successful exhibit “Remembering Newark’s Greeks: An American Odyssey” at The Newark Public Library in 2002 is the precursor to this book. The exhibit was co-curated by Angelique Lampros and Peter Markos with the assistance of Charles F. Cummings, Director for Special Collections and Statewide Outreach, Newark Public Library, and Newark City Historian.
Written by Angelique Lampros, this narrative, together with the illustrations and captions, provides a history of the odyssey and becomes the thread that interweaves the stories told by the voices and images of Newark’s Greeks. It features factual information along with the commonality of experiences among the represented families. The written and oral interviews of witnesses and the photographs, documents, and memorabilia from the exhibit have now become a comprehensive chronicle of the Greek ethnic presence in Newark’s history.
About the Author
Angelique Lampros, a native of Newark, New Jersey, now residing in West Orange, is fortunate to have been born an American of Greek descent. Her Hellenic heritage, its culture, traditions, and her active participation in organizations promoting its ideals have enriched her life. Documenting the Greek experience in Newark was a natural outgrowth of her interest and pride in her Hellenic ancestry. The outcome was a successful three-month exhibit at The Newark Public Library, of which she was co-curator.
An educator and administrator, she retired from the District of South Orange-Maplewood where she was active in professional organizations and was a co-author of two books for teachers and students. Angelique has a B.A. from Montclair State University and an M.A. from George Washington University.
Her travels and varied interests continue to broaden and enhance her love of the arts and humanities.
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