Temple of Kawaida Press Release from Amiri Baraka (Nov 27, 1972)

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)