Educational Proposal created by the Committee For Unified Newark to establish an “Experimental College” in Newark’s Black community. CFUN was a cultural nationalist organization established in 1968 by Amiri Baraka aimed at achieving Black political power in Newark. — Credit: Amiri Baraka Papers, Columbia University Libraries
The first edition of Black NewArk, the local newspaper of the Committee For Unified Newark (CFUN), published in April 1968. Black NewArk was one of several media outlets developed by Amiri Baraka to promote Black cultural nationalism in Newark and the nation. — Credit: NYU Tamiment Library
Transcript of an oral history interview with Russell Bingham, conducted by Komozi Woodard on November 27, 1984. –Credit: Komozi Woodard
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
A view inside a press conference held at Amiri Baraka’s Spirit House in Newark during the National Conference on Black Power in July, 1967. Addressing the microphone is Newark Community Union Project (NCUP) and Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) member Phil Hutchings. Also pictured are: cultural nationalist leader Ron Karenga (US Organization) to the left of Hutchings, Amiri Baraka behind Hutchings, and SNCC Chairman H. Rap Brown to the right of Hutchings. –Credit: Amiri Baraka Papers; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library
A bandaged Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones) holds a press conference inside the Spirit House in Newark during the National Conference on Black Power. Baraka was wounded after being arrested on gun charges and beaten by Newark Police during the 1967 rebellion. Left of Baraka is cultural nationalist leader Ron Karenga (US Organization). Right of Baraka is H. Rap Brown, Chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). — Credit: Amiri Baraka Papers; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library
A view inside a press conference held at Amiri Baraka’s Spirit House in Newark during the National Conference on Black Power in July, 1967. Seen seated in the photo from L-R are: the mother of James Rutledge (shot 39 times during the rebellion), Ron Karenga (US Organization), Amiri Baraka (United Brothers and CFUN), H. Rap Brown (SNCC), and Floyd McKissick (CORE). Newark Community Union Project (NCUP) and SNCC member Phil Hutchings can also be seen standing behind Brown and McKissick. — Credit: Amiri Baraka Papers; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library
A page from the scrapbook of Newark Area Planning Association (NAPA) head, Junius Williams, containing newspaper clippings on a planned rally to protest the construction of Route 75 in December, 1969. Williams is pictured in the photograph inside the NAPA office on South Orange Avenue with a “Stop Route 75” bumper sticker on the window.
Flyer for a rally to be held on December 15, 1968 to protest the construction of the proposed Route 75 highway. Speakers at the event included LeRoi Jones (Amiri Baraka), Thurmond Smith, Junius Williams, Rev. B.F. Johnson, Rev. Levin West and Balozi Zayd. Route 75, an eight lane highway planned to run North to South, would have cut the Central Ward in half and displaced thousands of Black and Puerto Rican residents.