Anthony Imperiale Faces Kawaida Towers Supporters (1973)

"New Jersey assemblyman Anthony Imperiale (left) faces black supporters of the controversial Kawaida Towers housing project in Newark's mainly white North Ward, March 5th. Behind and resting a hand on a barrier is Imamu Amiri Baraka (also known as Leroi Jones), poet, playwright, and black nationalist, who has been a leader of black supporters of the high rise housing. Imperiale has served as leader of white demonstrators opposed to black nationalist sponsorship of the housing. The project has been virtually halted since November by demonstrators." -- Credit: Bettmann Photo

“New Jersey assemblyman Anthony Imperiale (left) faces black supporters of the controversial Kawaida Towers housing project in Newark’s mainly white North Ward, March 5th. Behind and resting a hand on a barrier is Imamu Amiri Baraka (also known as Leroi Jones), poet, playwright, and black nationalist, who has been a leader of black supporters of the high rise housing. Imperiale has served as leader of white demonstrators opposed to black nationalist sponsorship of the housing. The project has been virtually halted since November by demonstrators.” — Credit: Bettmann Photo