Flyer- A Grand Mass Meeting of Colored Citizens of Essex County (1904)

Poster to advertise a mass meeting for African American residents of Essex County on October 28, 1904 in Newark. 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: New Jersey Historical Society