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Remembering Robeson

Ode to Rev. McAlpin


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In honor of Mothers and Father’s Day, this poem is dedicated to Albert Liverman, Gene Branch, Eric and Minnie Craig, Jay Craig, Ramona Huff, The Johnsons, The McKellar’s, Ronald Wells, Lynette Murphy, Emmanuel and Hazel Rhodes, Minnie Rhodes, Carolyn Love, Cinco Thompson, Karen J. Marrow, and the many other parents who are now resting, but shaped and inspired our lives here in Princeton!

We Thank the Lord Dear Parents

By Rev. Gregory S. Smith


We felt your hands dear mother 

They touched with love so strong

They nurtured and they fed us 

Lamenting every song;


We felt your strength dear father

Protecting rain and storm,

They stretched and birthed vast lessons

They challenged endless norms;


We heard your voice dear mother

We heed your gentle call,

Still marveling at those wondrous thoughts 

That saved us from our fall;


We watched with awe dear father 

We walk the road you paved,

No longer deemed a fearless path 

We live the dream you saved; 


We thank the Lord, dear parents

With all our force and mind,

We live, we breath more freely

Your lessons left behind; 


With every passing living day

Discovering “we” through “you”

We reach and glean your endless vault

Reclaiming fresh and new;


And now we see our children, now they see you through us

They calculate our every move, however pure and just;


Thank God for all your wisdom

Helping our journey through,

We vow to celebrate each gift

And build new dreams through you!

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WJHCS Trustees Recent Accomplishments and Honors:


Honoree: Leighton Newlin

Date: January 5, 2022

Elected: Princeton Councilmember


Honoree: Rev. Gregory Smith

Award: Ordination and Installation as Pastor

Date: November 20, 2021

Awarded By: Second Calvary Baptist Church, Hopewell, NJ



Honoree: Shirley Satterfield

Award: Community Engagement Award

Date: November 17, 2021

Awarded By: Princeton University and Pace Center for Civic Engagement


Honoree: Shirley A. Satterfield

Award: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award

Date: January 16, 2021

Awarded By: New Jersey Education Association (NJEA)

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