Map of Possible Ward Lines, Newark Charter Commission (Newark Sunday News, August 2, 1953)

Map of possible ward lines under the mayor council plan drawn up by the Newark Charter Commission in August, 1953. Some of the city's African American leadership, including Tim Still and Larry Coggins, protested these boundaries that made Black voters a minority in the Central Ward and fought to have the ward lines changed. -- Credit: Newark Public Library

Map of possible ward lines under the mayor council plan drawn up by the Newark Charter Commission in August, 1953. Some of the city’s African American leadership, including Tim Still and Larry Coggins, protested these boundaries that made Black voters a minority in the Central Ward and fought to have the ward lines changed. — Credit: Newark Public Library