Police Memo- Clinton Ave Rent Strike Demonstration (Aug 17, 1964)

Memorandum from the Newark Police Department detailing their surveillance of a rent strike demonstration at the corner of Clinton and Badger Avenues. The demonstrations were organized to support a rent strike by tenants to protest “rats, roaches, and ridiculous rents.” A rent strike was a tactic used by tenants to force a landlord to make repairs to a housing unit by witholding rent payment until repairs were made. — Credit: Junius Williams Papers