CORE Sets Moves Against NJ Bell (March 25, 1964)

Article from an unmarked newspaper on March 25, 1964, covering the plans of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) to launch a ‘direct action campaign’ against the New Jersey Bell Telephone Company. CORE launced the campaign in an attempt to force the company to hire a greater proportion of African American workers and supervisors. At the time, only 16 of the company’s 2,200 supervisors were African American. — Credit: Newark Public Library