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.
Attendance lists and member rosters from meetings of the planning committee for the Black and Puerto Rican Convention. The wide array of individuals and organizations that participated in the Convention’s planning can be seen by scrolling through these lists. The Convention was organized to formally select the “Community’s Choice” for Mayor and City Council in the 1970 election.