Testimony of Harry Wheeler, director of the Committee Against Negro and Puerto Rican Removal, before the Governor’s Select Commission on Civil Disorder on December 8, 1967. The Commission was held following the 1967 Newark rebellion to investigate the causes of the rebellion and called witnesses to testify like a Grand Jury. –Credit: Rutgers University Digital Legal Library Repository
Official platform of the Black and Puerto Rican Convention, ratified on November 15, 1969, the second day of the Convention. The platform, developed through the Convention’s workshops, put forth a progressive political agenda for Newark’s 1970 Mayoral and City Council elections that all candidates nominated at the Convention agreed to be bound by.
Leaflet from the Black and Puerto Rican Political Convention (1969) promoting the candidacy of Jesse Allen for Councilman-At-Large. Leadership experience gained through the UCC had significant impacts on the development of political leadership in Newark’s Black and Puerto Rican communities. Many UCC members, including Sharpe James, Jesse Allen, Donald Tucker, and Earl Harris went on to be elected to political office in Newark. — Credit: Junius Williams Papers
Summary of Assistance Activity for the Month of June, 1967 (NJ State Division of Public Welfare)-ilovepdf-compressed
Summary report from New Jersey’s Division of Public Welfare on the state’s assistance activities for the month of June, 1967. The report provides detailed information on the type and scope of welfare assistance provided, along with important statistics on “length of time on assistance” (p. 4) and “amount expended on assistance per inhabitant” (p. 5). — Credit: New Jersey State Archives
Application form for emergency assistance through the City of Newark’s Division of Welfare. The regulations for welfare recipients could be very strictly enforced, particularly in regards to living arrangements and sources of income, and could result in termination of benefits. — Credit: New Jersey State Archives