Article from the Star-Ledger, covering the removal of National Guardsmen and State Police from Newark following the rebellion in the city. The previous night, civil rights activists Robert Curvin and Tom Hayden had urged Governor Richard Hughes to withdraw the troops and police, who had engaged in a campaign of retaliation against Newark’s Black residents. –Credit: The Star-Ledger
Flyer from Ted Pinckney’s campaign for president of the Newark chapter of the NAACP in 1964. The 1964 election was a highly contentious one, as civil rights activists fought against the influence that Mayor Hugh Addonizio and the Essex County Democratic Party had over the organization. — Credit: Newark Public Library
Article written by State Assemblyman Anthony Imperiale, in which he explains his opposition to the Kawaida Towers housing project. 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: Seton Hall University Libraries
Press release issued by Amiri Baraka on November 27, 1972 criticizing the lack of police protection from mob violence at the construction site 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)
Transcript of an oral history interview with Russell Bingham, conducted by Komozi Woodard on November 27, 1984. –Credit: Komozi Woodard
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
Transcript of Fred Means Statement to Newark Human Rights Commission Hearing on Police Advisory Review Board (July 13, 1965)
Transcript of statements made by Newark-Essex CORE Chairman Fred Means before hearings of the Newark Human Rights Commission in July, 1965. The Commission held public hearings about a possible police advisory review board after Lester Long, an unarmed Black man, was fatally shot by Newark Policeman Henry Martinez. -Credit: City of Newark Archives and Records Management Center
Agreement reached on June 12, 1967 between the City of Newark, the Newark Housing Authority, and the New Jersey College of Medicine and Dentistry. In the agreement, the City of Newark agrees to deliver land to the college, even though the areas had not yet been deemed “blighted” and the “blight hearings” were still taking place.
Fighting the Blight or Urban Resistance to Authoritarian Social Change by A Veteran of Newark’s Blight Wars of the 50s and 60s-ilovepdf-compressed
Instructional leaflet from an unnamed “veteran of Newark’s blight wars of the 1950’s and 1960’s” explaining how blight hearings work and offering suggestions for community opposition to a blight declaration.