Little Known Black History Fact: Joyce Alexander Walker

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In 1997, at the urging of then Cherry Hill Mayor Susan Bass-Levin, Joyce Alexander Walker became the first African American elected to the Cherry Hill Township Council in New Jersey. She was already active on the township planning board and was a member of the Cherry Hill African American Civic Association.

A Princeton and Rutgers-Newark grad,Walker’s career as a businesswoman took flight through her family owned industrial-supply business in Cherry Hill. The company is Multifacet Inc., a wholesale distributor of janitorial supplies, safety products, construction materials, and hospitality supplies.

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