Mayor and Municipal Council Inauguration-Organization Meeting (July 1, 1970)

Program from the 1970 inauguration of Newark's Mayor and Municipal Council. Ken Gibson was inaugurated on July 1, 1970, becoming the first Black mayor of a major northeastern city after defeating incumbent Mayor Hugh Addonizio in the election. Also elected to the City Council were Earl Harris, Sharpe James, and Dennis Westbrooks-- all nominees of the Black and Puerto Rican Convention.

Program from the 1970 inauguration of Newark’s Mayor and Municipal Council. Ken Gibson was inaugurated on July 1, 1970, becoming the first Black mayor of a major northeastern city after defeating incumbent Mayor Hugh Addonizio in the election. Also elected to the City Council were Earl Harris, Sharpe James, and Dennis Westbrooks– all nominees of the Black and Puerto Rican Convention.