Remembering Whitney

This morning in East Orange: Students and faculty at the Whitney E. Houston Academy in East Orange remember their namesake in a ceremony in front of the school. Earlier this morning, the students walked in procession from the school on Dodd Street to Whitney’s childhood home.

Houston went to the same school, which was then called the Franklin School. “We didn’t call her Whitney. We called her Nippy. She wasn’t but so big,” said Principal Henry Hamilton, who remembered the singer as first grader.

Photos by Warren Levinson.

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