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
Harry Wheeler (right) speaks at a meeting while Mayor Ken Gibson (left) listens in. Under the Gibson administration, Wheeler was appointed Director of Manpower, a job training program, and often served as the Mayor’s representative at speaking events. –Credit: Roberta Pfeifer/Newark Public Library
George Richardson (left) chats with Essex County Democratic Assemblymen and Mayor Ken Gibson (second from right) outside the assembly chambers in 1972. –Credit: Newark Public Library
Photograph of (left to right) Sally Carroll, Mayor Ken Gibson, Patricia Tate, and an unidentified man taken during Gibson’s administration. Carroll served as president of the Newark Branch of the NAACP during Gibson’s first term. –Credit: Newark Public Library
Donald Tucker, Junius Williams, and Ken Gibson chat in the Mayor’s office in the early 1970s. –Credit: Newark Public Library
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.
Attendance lists and member rosters from meetings of the planning committee for the Black and Puerto Rican Convention. The wide array of individuals and organizations that participated in the Convention’s planning can be seen by scrolling through these lists. The Convention was organized to formally select the “Community’s Choice” for Mayor and City Council in the 1970 election.