Constance Timberlake was born in Saint John, New Brunswick and grew up on Spar Cove Road. She was one of nine children of Thelma and Gordon Hector, who provided their children with an abundance of love, pride and a sense of high self esteem. Gordon's goal was to make sure that all his children were well educated. As a young girl, Constance was working at Simms paint brush manufaturer on Simms Corner and realized that she wanted more. She left her job and moved to the US and attended University to become a teacher, but became so much more. Constance Hector Timberlake of Voorhees, NJ, was a professor emeritus at Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, and Director of Grants Development Research for a US congressman in New Jersey. An article in The Kansas City Star, dated January 10th, 1994 mentions one of the historical momets when Timberlake led a demonstration as head of the Kansas City Chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality. The event happened on August 21, 1963, when 16 Black and White protestors entered Fairyland Park, bought tickets for amusement rides and then lay on the ground when seven police cars arrived. Black persons were not allowed routinely at the amusement park. "White patrons acted badly," said Constance Timerblake,"They threw stones at us. The language was frightening. And I'm being polite." Police arrested Timberlake and her colleagues on charges of disturbing the peace and took them to jail. The demonstration came just a week before the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his now famous " I have a Dream" speech in Washington.
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