Voting at the Prince Charlton School (Photo- Nathaniel Rubel)

A look inside a polling station at Newark's Prince Charlton School in the early 1930s, as African Americans turned out to cast their votes. A new political awareness in Newark's African American communities began to grow at the turn of the 20th Century, and the 1920s through 1940s saw the beginning of black political power on the local scene. -- Credit: WPA Photographs, NJ State Archives

A look inside a polling station at Newark’s Prince Charlton School in the early 1930s, as African Americans turned out to cast their votes. A new political awareness in Newark’s African American communities began to grow at the turn of the 20th Century, and the 1920s through 1940s saw the beginning of black political power on the local scene. — Credit: WPA Photographs, NJ State Archives