Campaign Flyer- LeRoi Jones Gibson’s Chief Aid (1970)

Campaign flyer distributed during Newark's 1970 Mayoral campaign containing an inflammatory newsclipping on Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones).  Mayor Addonizio's campaign attempted to paint his opponent, Ken Gibson, as a dangerous Black Nationalist based on his association with Amiri Baraka. Addonizio was defeated by Ken Gibson in the runoff election, making Gibson the first Black mayor of a major northeastern city.

Campaign flyer distributed during Newark’s 1970 Mayoral campaign containing an inflammatory newsclipping on Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones). Mayor Addonizio’s campaign attempted to paint his opponent, Ken Gibson, as a dangerous Black Nationalist based on his association with Amiri Baraka. Addonizio was defeated by Ken Gibson in the runoff election, making Gibson the first Black mayor of a major northeastern city.