NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ –  Shiela Oliver, an Essex County politician who made history in 2010 when she was elected Speaker of the NJ General Assembly, is the first African-American woman to hold the title.

And tonight she'll be speaking at the New Brunswick Free Public Library, in honor of Black History Month.

The event starts at 7pm in the Carl Valenti Community Room.  It is free and open to the public.

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