The Truth About Route 75

Statement prepared by Junius Williams, head of the Newark Area Planning Association (NAPA), to encourage community support for the fight against Route 75 as Newark prepared for a landmark 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.

Statement prepared by Junius Williams, head of the Newark Area Planning Association (NAPA), to encourage community support for the fight against Route 75 as Newark prepared for a landmark 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.