Flyer distributed to protest the arrest and trial of LeRoi Jones (Amiri Baraka), who was arrested and beaten by police during the 1967 Newark rebellion on allegations of gun possession. Newark Police alleged that the flyer was printed and distributed by the United Community Corporation at 124 Branford Place in Newark. — Credit: New Jersey State Archives
Article from the New York Times describing the arrest of LeRoi Jones (Amiri Baraka) on July 14, 1967 during the Newark rebellion. Jones, who can be seen in the article bloodied and bandaged, was arrested on allegations of gun possession and beaten by the Newark Police. — Credit: Amiri Baraka Papers; Box 56, Folder 13; Rare Book and Manuscript Library; Columbia University
A view inside a press conference held at Amiri Baraka’s Spirit House in Newark during the National Conference on Black Power in July, 1967. Seen seated in the photo from L-R are: the mother of James Rutledge (shot 39 times during the rebellion), Ron Karenga (US Organization), Amiri Baraka (United Brothers and CFUN), H. Rap Brown (SNCC), and Floyd McKissick (CORE). Newark Community Union Project (NCUP) and SNCC member Phil Hutchings can also be seen standing behind Brown and McKissick. — Credit: Amiri Baraka Papers; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library
Memo from Junius Williams- Contemplated Strategies for the Medical School Fight (Sept. 6, 1967)-ilovepdf-compressed
Memo from Junius Williams, head of the Newark Area Planning Association (NAPA), to outline a possible strategy for combating the College of Medicine and Dentistry. NAPA led the charge to develop an alternate plan for the College of Medicine and Dentistry that would have originally displaced approximately 20,000 Black and Puerto Rican residents of the Central Ward. — Credit: Junius Williams Collection
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.
Flyer from the Loyal Americans for Law and Order (LALO), which was formed during the 1967 Newark rebellion by a man named Don Gottwerth. The organization mobilized white fear and resentment and supported the police, most notably in the campaign for a police canine corps immediately after the rebellion. The proposed “canine corps” for the Newark Police Department was a hotly contested issue in the aftermath of the rebellion.
Memo from the Newark Police Department regarding attempts to “organize white citizens against Negroes in the city.” The organization, known as Loyal Americans for Law and Order (LALO), was formed during the 1967 Newark rebellion by a man named Don Gottwerth. The organization supported the police, most notably in the campaign for a police canine corps immediately after the rebellion.
Leaflet distributed by the organization Loyal Americans for Law and Order (LALO), introducting the organization’s mission and statement of principles. LALO was formed immediately after the 1967 Newark rebellion in response to what the organization saw as “Godless…philosophies subverting the negro communities where is found waste, ignorance and lawlessness.” LALO and other white reactionary organizations utilized stereotypes of African-American criminality, laziness, and ignorance to promote a “law and order” response to growing Black political advancement in the city after the rebellion.
Flyer distributed by the organization Loyal Americans for Law and Order (LALO), calling for residents to attend a City Council meeting on November 1, 1967 “and help your police department enforce the law for all the citizens of Newark.” LALO was formed immediately after the 1967 Newark rebellion in response to what the organization saw as “Godless…philosophies subverting the negro communities where is found waste, ignorance and lawlessness.”
Handwritten letter from Puerto Rican community leader, Hilda Hidalgo, urging participation in the 1969 Black and Puerto Rican Convention. Hidalgo writes in the letter, “Without attending the convention, You will lose, Ken will lose, Blacks will lose, Puerto Ricans will lose, Newark will lose.” The Convention was organized to formally select the “Community’s Choice” for Mayor and City Council in the 1970 election. -Credit: Junius Williams Collection