Flyer encouraging Newark community members to vote in the Model Cities Neighborhood Council election on April 22, 1968. Model Cities was a federally funded grant program to cities with a mandate to plan integrated designs for the “Model Neighborhood.” –Credit: Junius Williams Collection
Letter from the Newark Area Planning Association (NAPA) to John Kohl, Commissioner of the NJ Dept. of Transportation, regarding the planned development of Route 75 in Newark. The letter is signed by several members of the Community Transportation Coalition, a group formed to unite civil rights organizations in the fight against the highway development. Route 75, an eight lane highway planned to run North to South, would have cut the Central Ward in half and displaced thousands of Black and Puerto Rican residents.
Attendance lists and member rosters from meetings of the planning committee for the Black and Puerto Rican Convention. The wide array of individuals and organizations that participated in the Convention’s planning can be seen by scrolling through these lists. The Convention was organized to formally select the “Community’s Choice” for Mayor and City Council in the 1970 election.
Roster of personnel for the nine Area Boards of the United Community Corporation (UCC) from June 29, 1967. The roster also lists Area Board representation in some of the UCC’s Community Action Programs. — Credit: Newark Public Library