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Clip from a documentary film produced by Robert Machover on “The Newark Conference” in 1965. The conference was held by members of the Newark Community Union Project (NCUP), an outgrowth of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), to organize Newark’s poor and African American communities to challenge northern Jim Crow in the city. This clip shows NCUP members, including Vera Terry (lead vocalist) and Junius Williams, singing a freedom song. In the second verse, Ms. Terry is referring to Newark Police Director, Dominick Spina, and segregationist Governor of Alabama, George Wallace, when she sings “Get back Spina, get back! Get back Wallace, get back!” — Credit: Robert Machover
 
 
Clip from “Newark: The Slow Road Back,” in which civil rights leader and scholar Robert Curvin describes the national and local climates leading up to the outbreak of the 1967 Newark rebellion. — Credit: Sandra King
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