Ulysses Kay: Twentieth Century Composer

Barbara Kay > Englewood Movement


Returning home from Mississippi, Barbara Kay participated in the Englewood Movement, the first sit-in in the North, when Englewood residents took over city hall to protest racial segregation in the schools in 1962. Again arrested, she recalled that the only time that she was shackled was while being transported from the Englewood Jail to the county jail in Hackensack, New Jersey, where she was held for two weeks. During the boycott of the Englewood, New Jersey schools, she held a Freedom School in the basement of the Kay home.



In her Oral History interview, speaking of the Englewood Movement, she said that it "was one of the many movements or groups in the whole of Englewood by white and black people to try to desegregate the schools of Englewood. There was an organization called CORE, in which ... quite a few people very active in the community ... were working for the betterment of the schools."

John Goodwin, photographer

Barbara Kay with Eugene McCarthy


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