Report submitted by Newark Police Captain Charles Kinney, regarding his “Investigation Into Possible Criminal Conspiracy During Riots of July 1967.” Wright was one of several figures under surveillance from the Newark Police Department before and after the 1967 Newark Rebellion. The report relied mostly on word-of-mouth accounts from informants, with little hard evidence to support its allegations. — Credit: Seton Hall University Libraries
Article from the Star-Ledger on September 25, 1967, covering a rally at the Essex County Court House to protest the arrests of 1,400 Newark residents during the 1967 Newark Rebellion. The rally drew 150 people to the Essex County Court House, and featured speeches by militant leaders Amiri Baraka, Charles Kenyatta, Wille Wright, and Herman Ferguson. — Credit: The Star Ledger
Volume 3, Number 5 of Unity and Struggle, the national newspaper of the Congress of Afrikan People (CAP), published in May 1974. Unity and Struggle was one of several media outlets developed by Amiri Baraka to promote Black cultural nationalism in Newark and the nation. — Credit: NYU Tamiment Library
Campaign flyer distributed during Newark’s 1970 Mayoral campaign tying Ken Gibson to Black Nationalist leaders. Mayor Addonizio’s campaign attempted to paint his opponent, Ken Gibson, as a dangerous Black Nationalist based on his association with Amiri Baraka. Addonizio was defeated by Ken Gibson in the runoff election, making Gibson the first Black mayor of a major northeastern city.
Flyer for an event hosted by the United Brothers on April 26, 1968, featuring international Black Power advocate Stokely Carmichael, Charles Kenyatta, Kenneth Gibson, and John Henrik Clarke.