Telegram from John Collier to JFK, RFK, Gov. Hughes, Arthur Sills, and Mayor Addonizio

Telegram sent by Rev. John Collier to President John Kennedy, Attoenry General Robert Kennedy, Governor Richard Hughes, and NJ Attorney General Arthur Sills regarding the beatings of peaceful demonstrators at the Barringer High School construction site in July 1963. Members of the Newark Coordinating Council and their supporters were attacked by construction workers and police officers as they demonstrated against hiring discrimination in the building and construction industries at the construction site. — Credit: Newark Public Library