Babylon Obituaries

Babylon Obituaries

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  • Oct 12, 2018 | via Newsday 

    Former Plainedge teacher Novella Shockley dies at 99

    Novella Shockley, who moved with her family to Long Island in the early 1960s to escape racial intimidation in Delaware and was the district's only black teacher when she retired from the Plainedge school system nearly a quarter century later, died in her sleep Wednesday at her West Babylon home. Born on Maryland's rural Eastern Shore, she grew up in Lincoln, Delaware, where racial segregation relegated black children to substandard facilities.

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