Ken Gibson and Isaac Hayes

Ken Gibson poses for a photo with musician Isaac Hayes during his 1970 Mayoral campaign in Newark. The potential to elect the first Black mayor of a major northeastern city drew national attention to Newark and Amiri Baraka used his connections to bring celebrity supporters to the city for Gibson's campaign.

Ken Gibson poses for a photo with musician Isaac Hayes during his 1970 Mayoral campaign in Newark. The potential to elect the first Black mayor of a major northeastern city drew national attention to Newark and Amiri Baraka used his connections to bring celebrity supporters to the city for Gibson’s campaign.