Deposition of Jake Sessoms on Damage to Black Businesses

Deposition of Jake Sessoms, African American owner of Sentry Appliance Service on Springfield Avenue, before the State of New Jersey Grand Jury. Sessoms stated "I had written 'Soul' on his windows and consequently I had not been bothered by rioters." However, Sessoms noted that his front windows were damaged by thrown objects and gunfire the night of Sunday July 16, 1967. -- Credit: Newark Public Library

Deposition of Jake Sessoms, African American owner of Sentry Appliance Service on Springfield Avenue, before the State of New Jersey Grand Jury. Sessoms stated “I had written ‘Soul’ on his windows and consequently I had not been bothered by rioters.” However, Sessoms noted that his front windows were damaged by thrown objects and gunfire the night of Sunday July 16, 1967. — Credit: Newark Public Library