Brochure distributed by the Gibson Civic Association to promote Ken Gibson’s 1970 Mayoral campaign in Newark. Gibson became the first Black mayor of a major northeastern city after defeating incumbent Mayor Hugh Addonizio in the election.
These two forms were utilized by organizations like the Clinton Hill Neighborhood Council and Newark Community Union Project (NCUP) to document housing complaints of tenants and submit them to the city’s housing authorities. Submitting these complaints to city agencies was a way of officially documenting housing violations, but rarely compelled any action from city officials. — Credit: Junius Williams Papers
Report by Works Progress Administration staff writers in the 1930s describing the housing conditions faced by Newark’s African American communities . — Credit: NJ State Archives