Article written by State Assemblyman Anthony Imperiale, in which he explains his opposition to the Kawaida Towers housing project. Kawaida Towers, a high-rise housing project that Baraka planned to build in Newark’s predominantly white North Ward, was met by fierce opposition from white residents and politicians. — Credit: Seton Hall University Libraries
Flyer encouraging Newark community members to vote in the Model Cities Neighborhood Council election on April 22, 1968. Model Cities was a federally funded grant program to cities with a mandate to plan integrated designs for the “Model Neighborhood.” –Credit: Junius Williams Collection
Agreements Reached Between Community and Government Negotiators Regarding UMDNJ and Related Matters (As Amended)- April 30, 1968-ilovepdf-compressed
The infamous “Medical School Agreement” reached between representatives of Newark’s Black and Puerto Rican communities and government officials regarding the proposed College of Medicine and Dentistry in the city’s Central Ward. The Newark Area Planning Association (NAPA) and the Committee Against Negro and Puerto Rican Removal represented the city’s poor Black and Puerto Rican communities and led the charge to develop an alternate plan for the College of Medicine and Dentistry that would have originally displaced approximately 20,000 Black and Puerto Rican residents of the Central Ward. — Credit: Junius Williams Collection
Official platform of the Black and Puerto Rican Convention, ratified on November 15, 1969, the second day of the Convention. The platform, developed through the Convention’s workshops, put forth a progressive political agenda for Newark’s 1970 Mayoral and City Council elections that all candidates nominated at the Convention agreed to be bound by.
Article from the Star-Ledger on June 25, 1968 covering the nomination of Theodore Pinckney and Donald Tucker for City Council positions during a political convention held by the United Brothers. The article contains brief biographies of both Pinckney and Tucker.
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