Volume 3, Number 5 of Unity and Struggle, the national newspaper of the Congress of Afrikan People (CAP), published in May 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
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Campaign flyer distributed during Newark’s 1970 Mayoral campaign containing an inflammatory newsclipping on Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones). Mayor Addonizio’s campaign attempted to paint his opponent, Ken Gibson, as a dangerous Black Nationalist based on his association with Amiri Baraka. Addonizio was defeated by Ken Gibson in the runoff election, making Gibson the first Black mayor of a major northeastern city.