Transcript of an oral history interview of Eulis “Honey” Ward conducted by Komozi Woodard in 1986. Ward reflects on growing up in Newark, his involvement in city politics, and his experiences with struggles for Black liberation in the city. –Credit: Komozi Woodard
Memo from civil rights activist Derek Winans to Junius Williams regarding the political impacts of the proposed site of the College of Medicine and Dentistry in Newark’s Central Ward. The displacement of residents and consequential disruption of African American electoral voting strength was a major concern of Newark’s civil rights activists in the 1960s. — Credit: Junius Williams Collection
Survey prepared by A.L. Oliver, Assistant Community Action Coordinator, on the proposed site of the New Jersey College of Medicine and Dentistry (UMDNJ). In his survey, Mr. Oliver provides population demographics, housing statistics and conditions, and reasons for community opposition to the proposed medical school.
List of complaints against South Side High School presented to the Newark Human Rights Commission. In their notes, one of the Commission members raises the question of whether the conditions at South Side are by “design” or by “accident.” — Credit: Newark Public Library
Transcript of an interview with Eulis “Honey” Ward conducted by Komozi Woodard, in which Ward describes the election of Irvine Turner to Central Ward councilman in 1954. — Credit: Black Studies Research Sources, The Black Power Movement, Part 1
Map of Newark Wards as approved by Ward Commissioners on January 5, 1954. The original ward lines were re-drawn after African American leaders, including Tim Still and Larry Coggins, protested the boundaries that made Black voters a minority in the Central Ward and fought to have the ward lines changed. — Credit: Newark Public Library
Map of possible ward lines under the mayor council plan drawn up by the Newark Charter Commission in August, 1953. Some of the city’s African American leadership, including Tim Still and Larry Coggins, protested these boundaries that made Black voters a minority in the Central Ward and fought to have the ward lines changed. — Credit: Newark Public Library