The Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route New Jersey (W3R-NJ) member, Kendall Robertson
has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and is now based in Brussels, Belgium for the next 9 months.
According to Kendall, “I am assisting with courses taught in English like UK/US History and Intro to
Linguistics at the Vrije Universteit Brussel. Outside of school, I volunteer at a school to teach English to
incoming refugees in Brussels. I am also auditing two French courses to keep up my language practice!”
Additionally, Kendall is consulting on the Westfield Historical Society’s (WHS) research team along with
Bob Selig, PhD., Robert Forloney, Sean Dineen, DLitt, Claire Garland, President of the Sand Hill Indians
Historical Society and Susannah Chewning, PhD member of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Association of
Westfield. The research project called “The Inclusive History of the Washington-Rochambeau
Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail – Westfield, NJ” was awarded a grant from the New Jersey
Historical Commission. W3R-US partnered with the WHS to apply for the grant.
Kendall, is a resident of Westfield, NJ and she received a B.A.from Bucknell University in 2023 with
Majors in History and French, Minor in Critical Black Studies. She has been a member and volunteer with
W3R-NJ for the last several years and has helped most recently with Westfield’s March to Yorktown Day
Please join us in congratulating Kendall on her achievements.
The Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail represents the route that French and Continental
troops marched along on the way to carry out the 1781 siege of Yorktown, VA causing the British to
capitulate in the final campaign of the Revolutionary War. In 2009, President Obama designated the
almost 700 mile trail corridor across land and water, a national historic trail, a unit of the National Park
Service. The Trail traverses many routes up and down New Jersey counties of Bergen, Passaic, Essex,
Union, Somerset, Morris, Mercer, Middlesex and Hudson where the original campsites, historic homes
and churches, historical markers and some original roads still exist that either witnessed or were actual
historic sites used during the August 1781 march of troops.
Photo: Kendal Robertson in Brussels 9.2023. Photo supplied by Kendall Robertson