Temple of Kawaida Press Release (July 1973)

Press release issued by Amiri Baraka’s Temple of Kawaida in July 1973 describing physical attacks upon members of the Temple of Kawaida and Black laborers at the construction of Kawaida Towers. Kawaida Towers, a high-rise housing project that Baraka planned to build in Newark’s predominantly white North Ward, was met by fierce opposition from white residents and politicians. — Credit: The Black Power Movement, Pt. 1 (microfilm)