United Afro American Association Poster

Poster distributed by the United Afro American Association after the 1967 Newark rebellion. The poster depicts Uncle Sam as a devilish figure, yelling "Riot!" as he struggles to hold back a black man with a club. Many in Newark's Black communities saw the July events as "rebellions" or "uprisings" against oppression, while white communities and politicians viewed them as "riots" against law and order. -- Credit: New Jersey State Archives

Poster distributed by the United Afro American Association after the 1967 Newark rebellion. The poster depicts Uncle Sam as a devilish figure, yelling “Riot!” as he struggles to hold back a black man with a club. Many in Newark’s Black communities saw the July events as “rebellions” or “uprisings” against oppression, while white communities and politicians viewed them as “riots” against law and order. — Credit: New Jersey State Archives