Clement A. Price was for many years a passionate champion of both the City of Newark and of Rutgers’ campus in that historic city. Beginning in 1969, he taught history at Rutgers–Newark, and in 2002, has was named a Board of Governors Distinguished Service Professor. In 1996, he founded the Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience on the Newark Campus, which engages scholars and humanists in public intellectual work and presents innovative programs in the humanities, the arts, and lifelong learning. Price directed the institute and also taught history courses. In 1999, he was named New Jersey Professor of the Year by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. In 1981, he cofounded the Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series, held during Black History Month at Rutgers–Newark. Price was also the author of many publications that explore African-American history, race relations, and modern culture. His dedication to New Jersey, especially to the state’s largest city, led to many years of service with such organizations as the Newark Public Library, New Jersey Historical Society, New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Newark Public Schools, and Newark Black Film Festival.
Clement A. Price
Graduate School–New Brunswick 1975
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