Earl Morgan, Jersey Journal columnist, dies at 75

Posted by user1111 on 2018/6/5 14:21:26
By Terrence T. McDonald tmcdonald@jjournal.com
The Jersey Journal

JERSEY CITY — Earl Morgan, the reporter and columnist at The Jersey Journal who for decades chronicled Hudson County politics and Jersey City's often marginalized communities, died at his Astor Place home on Tuesday. He was 75.

Morgan's death was confirmed by his wife, Barbara. He had been hospitalized recently for heart trouble.

"We've lost a giant in Jersey City," said the Rev. Nathaniel Legay, president of the Jersey City NAACP.

A lifelong Jersey City resident, Morgan was one of six siblings. He attended Lincoln High school, where he was a talented fencer and dreamed of a future working in science. He was a civil rights activist — one of his roles was spokesman for the United Black Front of Jersey City in the 1970s — and longtime community activist before he tried his hand at newspaper reporting, writing at the now-closed Hudson Dispatch before coming to The Jersey Journal.
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