In this essay, Stanley Winters, a veteran organizer in the Clinton Hill neighborhood, describes the interrelated nature of urban renewal politics and struggles for civil rights. Because the vast majority of urban renewal policy makers were white, Black and Puerto Rican communities had little representation in projects that they were disproportionately impacted by. Winters also argues that urban renewal projects were being utilized for the benefit of business interests, rather than community interests.
newark committee on full employment
Chapters One and Two of a report prepared in 1964 for the Newark Summer Project, a joint undertaking of the Newark Committee on Fully Employment, the Clinton Hill Neighborhood Council, Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), and the National Committee for Full Employment. The report provides insights into employment opportunities available to, and discrimination faced by, African Americans in Newark. — Credit: Junius Williams Papers