Martinez sues CORE, aides on charges in shooting case

Clipping from an unmarked newspaper covering a lawsuit filed by Newark Patrolman Henry Martinez against members of civil rights organizations in Newark. Martinez filed suit against James Farmer, Robert Curvin, Fred Means, and others for “libelous and slanderous” statements made against him after the patrolman fatally shot Lester Long. Martinez’s lawsuit followed in the wake of a similar suit filed by Lt. Thomas Gilligan in New York City after the officer shot and killed 15-year-old James Powell, sparking the 1964 Harlem rebellion. — Credit: Junius Williams Papers