Campaign pamphlet distributed during Irvine I. Turner’s successful 1958 campaign for City Council in the Central Ward. Turner was the incumbent in the race, after becoming Newark’s first African-American City Councilman in 1954. — Credit: Newark Public Library
Transcript of an oral history interview of Eulis “Honey” Ward conducted by Komozi Woodard in 1986. Ward reflects on growing up in Newark, his involvement in city politics, and his experiences with struggles for Black liberation in the city. –Credit: Komozi Woodard
A collection of newsclippings from the Newark Evening News in the 1960s covering the political career of Larrie West Stalks. –Credit: Junius Williams Collection
Statement prepared by Junius Williams, head of the Newark Area Planning Association (NAPA), explaining the political implications of the planned Route 75 construction on the 1970 mayoral election. Route 75, an eight lane highway planned to run North to South, would have cut the Central Ward in half and displaced thousands of Black and Puerto Rican residents, thereby eliminating them from the voting rolls of the Central Ward.
Flyer distributed by white communities in Newark. The original flyer was titled “The Wops want Race War,” and was distributed primarily within the city’s Black communities in response to white demands for police dogs after the 1967 Newark rebellion. Upon finding the flyer, someone within the white community added a new heading to the flyer and redistributed it in the white community.
Official platform of the Black and Puerto Rican Convention, ratified on November 15, 1969, the second day of the Convention. The platform, developed through the Convention’s workshops, put forth a progressive political agenda for Newark’s 1970 Mayoral and City Council elections that all candidates nominated at the Convention agreed to be bound by.
Profile of Kenneth A. Gibson distributed at the Black and Puerto Rican Convention to promote his candidacy for mayor in the 1970 election. The Convention was held in Newark from November 14-16, 1969 to formally select the “Community’s Choice” for Mayor and City Council in the 1970 election.
Brief biography of Ramon Aneses, candidate for Councilman-at-Large, distributed at the Black and Puerto Rican Convention. The Convention was held in Newark from November 14-16, 1969 to formally select the “Community’s Choice” for Mayor and City Council in the 1970 election.
Flyer distributed by supporters of Dennis Westbrooks to promote his candidacy for Councilman of the Central Ward at the Black and Puerto Rican Convention. The Convention was held in Newark from November 14-16, 1969 to formally select the “Community’s Choice” for Mayor and City Council in the 1970 election.