Rain Date: Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 11am and 7:00pm (Virtual)
Lee Boswell May was born September 24, 1945, and raised in South Orange and was a long-term trustee on the Community Coalition on Race's board. "Boz" was also deeply and passionately involved with the Giants of Jazz concerts, musical events of all kinds, the Bethany Baptist Church in Newark, and the overall welfare of the South Orange community. Lee's family has been in South Orange for many decades and she was full of stories about the community, the schools, businesses, government, arts and culture, and so much more. Her family had deep roots here and Lee shared her family's experiences generously--especially their advocacy for civil rights here and in New Jersey. She was married to jazz musician Earl May and was a big supporter of music and jazz in the community and the region.
We remember Lee as a dedicated volunteer who made the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Annual Observance one of the most special events, who made the Celebrating Integration Annual Dinner a beautiful evening, and who was always willing to serve wherever she was needed. Lee always had a smile and a story. She had a way of connecting whatever we were working on at the moment to a situation in the past that was helpful and instructional. She loved music, knew lots of musicians, and was always ready to connect people through their shared love of the arts.