Local historian and NIOT board member, Shirley Satterfield, receives NonProfit Connect’s Liz Erickson Impact Award

A living legend': The fight for Shirley Satterfield Middle School - The  Princetonian

Shirley Satterfield is being recognized with the Liz Erickson Impact Award. The award is named for the late Elizabeth Erickson, a champion for Princeton-area community service. In a year when social justice has become at the center of our national dialogue, Ms. Satterfield has been a teacher, historical guide, and advocate in sharing the rich African-American history of our region, particularly the Witherspoon-Jackson part of Princeton where she founded and serves as President of the Witherspoon-Jackson Historical and Cultural Society (WJHCS). The WJHCS is an organization whose mission is to collect, research, share and preserve the rich history of African American life and contributions in Princeton, New Jersey.

Ms. Satterfield currently serves on the Commission of the Princeton Historical Preservation and as Board Secretary of the Robeson House of Princeton. Much in demand for her wisdom and insights, Ms. Satterfield also serves with: Witherspoon-Jackson Neighborhood Association, Presbyterian Historical Society Advisory Council, Princeton Historical Society Advisory Board, Princeton Community Works, Not in Our Town Princeton (NiOT). Finally, she contributes extensively and in multiple roles to the Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church.

For more information about the award recipients or for tickets to attend the Annual Impact Awards, go to NonProfitConnectNJ.org or contact the executive director, Allison Howe, at allison@NonProfitConnectNJ.org or call 609-921-8893.

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