Connor founded Montclair’s historic Hollow Day Care Center in 1960, an after school program for children from low-to-moderate income families. In 1964, the program was incorporated as the Kennedy Human Relations Project for Youth. Hollow Day Care Center closed in 2011, after being plagued for years by financial woes and political infighting.
The daughter of Virginia sharecroppers published her memoir, “A Lily Blooms: Mud Between My Toes,” at the age of 80.
Mother Connor, 96, was honored for 50 years of dedication and service at a benefit luncheon in 2010. State Senator Nia Gill was the guest speaker.
Earlier that year, Wayne Robbins of “Inside Montclair” interviewed Mother Connor and posted these videos: