Campaign flyer for the 1970 Mayoral and City Council elections in Newark. “The Community’s Choice,” seen on the flyer, was nominated during the 1969 Black and Puerto Rican Convention.
Letter from Committee For Unified Newark (CFUN) member John Bugg, to Robert Curvin, inviting him to a planning meeting for what would become the Black and Puerto Rican Convention in 1969. CFUN and the United Brothers collaborated with other civil rights leaders and organizations in Newark to organize this political convention for the purpose of running black candidates in the 1970 city elections.
Poster announcing a fundraiser event for The Newark Fund on February 22, 1970, featuring Civil Rights Movement veterans Rev. C.T. Vivian and Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer. The Newark Fund was established by Amiri Baraka to support the campaigns of candidates nominated by the Black and Puerto Rican Convention, which the United Brothers and Committee For Unified Newark helped to organize.
Article from the Star-Ledger on June 25, 1968 covering the nomination of Theodore Pinckney and Donald Tucker for City Council positions during a political convention held by the United Brothers. The article contains brief biographies of both Pinckney and Tucker.
Article from the Star-Ledger on June 13, 1968 covering a political convention to be held by the United Brothers for the purpose of nominating candidates to run for City Council positions.
Position paper from the Newark Community Union Project (NCUP) regarding the civil rights organization’s “insurgent political action” during the 1966 campaign in Newark. Members of NCUP, an affiliate of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), had conflicting views about the organization’s involvement in electoral politics. — Credit: Junius Williams Papers