Volume 3, Number 8 of Unity and Struggle, the national newspaper of the Congress of Afrikan People (CAP), published in August 1974. Unity and Struggle was one of several media outlets developed by Amiri Baraka to promote Black cultural nationalism in Newark and the nation. — Credit: NYU Tamiment Library
Program for the homegoing services of Marion Kidd, which were held at Gravel Hill Missionary Baptist Church on September 28, 2012. Kidd became a Deaconness in the church later in life after many years of involvement in community organizing and activism in Newark. –Credit: Gravel Hill Missionary Baptist Church
Program for the homegoing services of Marion Kidd, which were held at Gravel Hill Missionary Baptist Church on September 28, 2012. Kidd became a Deaconness in the church later in life after many years of involvement in community organizing and activism in Newark. -Credit: Gravel Hill Missionary Baptist Church
Marion Kidd makes a phone call to solicit support for the Consumer Buying Club. The Club was an initiative of the Welfare Committee of UCC’s Area Board #3 to organize to buy groceries cooperatively to challenge the exploitative practices of local grocers.
Attendance lists and member rosters from meetings of the planning committee for the Black and Puerto Rican Convention. The wide array of individuals and organizations that participated in the Convention’s planning can be seen by scrolling through these lists. The Convention was organized to formally select the “Community’s Choice” for Mayor and City Council in the 1970 election.
Witness Testimony of Marion Kidd Before the Governor’s Select Commission on Civil Disorder (Oct. 17, 1967)-ilovepdf-compressed
Testimony of Marion Kidd, head of the Welfare Committee of the People’s Action Group (UCC Area Board #3), before the Governor’s Select Commission on Civil Disorder on October 17, 1967. In her testimony, Ms. Kidd explains the welfare system in Newark and the ways in which her committee organized to protect the rights of welfare recipients in the city. — Credit: Rutgers University Digital Legal Library Repository
The office of the People’s Action Group (PAG), Area Board #3 of the United Community Corporation (UCC). The PAG’s Welfare Committee, headed by Marion Kidd, was active involved in organizing around issues of welfare rights and housing in their community. — Credit: Newark Public Library
Statement of immediate and long term demands of residents of Newark issued on July 16, 1967. The statement was a cooperative effort of community organizations in Newark, including the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), the Newark Community Union Project (NCUP), the United Community Corporation (UCC), and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). — Credit: Newark Public Library
Photo taken of community leaders and organizers during the 1967 Newark rebellion. From left to right: Jesse Allen (UCC), James Hooper (CORE), Donald Tucker (CORE), Marion Kidd (People’s Action Group), and Phil Hutchings (SNCC). –Credit: Newark Public Library