Leaflet distributed by the organization Loyal Americans for Law and Order (LALO), introducting the organization’s mission and statement of principles. LALO was formed immediately after the 1967 Newark rebellion in response to what the organization saw as “Godless…philosophies subverting the negro communities where is found waste, ignorance and lawlessness.” LALO and other white reactionary organizations utilized stereotypes of African-American criminality, laziness, and ignorance to promote a “law and order” response to growing Black political advancement in the city after the rebellion.
C-25 (Leaflet -Stop Police Brutality Come out and join us at the mass rally, 4th Precinct- July 13 1967) copy
Leaflet distributed in the Central Ward to attend a mass rally outside of the Fourth Precinct on July 13, 1967 to protest police brutality. City officials believed that the leaflets were printed by the United Community Corporation’s (UCC) Area Board 2 and distributed by the Newark Community Union Project (NCUP). The leaflets were printed in response to the arrest and beating of John Smith outside the Fourth Precinct the previous night. — Credit: New Jersey State Archives