Statement made by Newark Housing Authority director, Louis Danzig, before the New Jersey Committee on Civil Rights on June 29, 1966. In his statement, Danzig offered his views on the state of public housing in Newark as it related to the civil rights of the city’s Black populations. — Credit: City of Newark Archives and Record Management
Volume 2, Number 1 of Black NewArk, the local newspaper of the Committee For Unified Newark (CFUN), published in January 1973. Black NewArk was one of several media outlets developed by Amiri Baraka to promote Black cultural nationalism in Newark and the nation. — Credit: NYU Tamiment Library
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
Stenographic transcript of Louise Epperson’s statement to the Central Planning Board on June 13, 1967 during the “blight hearings.” These public hearings were held to determine if areas in the Central Ward were “blighted” so that the lands could be taken by eminent domain for the construction of the New Jersey College of Medicine and Dentistry. — Credit:
Newsletter of the Emergency Committee to Stop Route 75, a Newark Area Planning Association (NAPA) initiative, to spread information about the proposed highway and the efforts to stop its construction. Route 75, an eight lane highway planned to run North to South, would have cut the Central Ward in half and displaced thousands of Black and Puerto Rican residents.
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.
Roster of the United Community Corporation’s (UCC) Board of Trustees for the 1965-1966 program year. Under the UCC’s bylaws, “members shall not represent but hsould be representative of government, social agencies, business and labor, religious and ethnic groups, as well as those in the community who are to benefit most from the work of the Corporation.” — Credit: Newark Public Library
Article from the New York Times describing the contentious scene at the “blight hearings” for the Medical School construction on June 12, 1967. — Credit: Proquest Historical Newspapers: The New York Times