Johnson offers federal help (Star-Ledger July 15, 1967)

Article from the Star-Ledger on July 15, 1967 describing President Lyndon Baines Johnson’s offer of federal support to “suppress rioting” in Newark. President Johnson had privately pledged aid to Governor Hughes on Friday July 14, but tried to avoid public involvement in Newark during the rebellion. Johnson was reportedly “furious” when his offer of federal support was made public. — Credit: The Star-Ledger