Flyer for a 1975 program, rally, and demonstration to commemorate Workers’ Solidarity Day, sponsored by the Congress of Afrikan People.The Congress of Afrikan People was founded in 1970 as a Pan-African, nationalist organization that promoted black political empowerment, with its headquarters in Newark, NJ. — Credit: Newark Public Library
Volume 4, Number 4 of Unity and Struggle, the national newspaper of the Congress of Afrikan People (CAP), published in March 1975. 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
William Mercer, What Business Can Do for the Black Community (National Conference on Black Power)-ilovepdf-compressed
A speech written by William A. Mercer, Coordinator of the Business and Industrial Coordinating Council (BICC), that he presented at the National Conference on Black Power in Newark. The Black Power Conference began just days after the 1967 Newark Rebellion had come to a close and brought a wide array of national Civil Rights and Black Power leaders to Newark. — Credit: Newark Public Library
Official platform of the Black and Puerto Rican Convention, ratified on November 15, 1969, the second day of the Convention. The platform, developed through the Convention’s workshops, put forth a progressive political agenda for Newark’s 1970 Mayoral and City Council elections that all candidates nominated at the Convention agreed to be bound by.
In this draft proposal for the 1969 Black and Puerto Rican Convention, the planning committee describes the purpose of the Convention and explains the need for Black and Puerto Rican political power in the city. The Convention was organized by an array of inviduals and organizations in Newark to formally select the “Community’s Choice” for Mayor and City Council in the 1970 election.
Statement by Governor Richard J Hughes to the Governor’s Select Commission for the Study Civil Disorder in New Jersey (1)-ilovepdf-compressed
Transcript of address given by Governor Richard J. Hughes to the Governor’s Select Commission for the Study of Civil Disorder in New Jersey on August 8, 1967. The Commission was convened by Governor Hughes to study “the causes, the incidents, and the remedies” for the 1967 Newark rebellion. The Governor’s Commission, also known as the Lilley Commission after its chair Robert Lilley, held months of hearings from Newark residents and later published its findings in Report for Action. — Credit: New Jersey State Archives
Summary of Assistance Activity for the Month of June, 1967 (NJ State Division of Public Welfare)-ilovepdf-compressed
Summary report from New Jersey’s Division of Public Welfare on the state’s assistance activities for the month of June, 1967. The report provides detailed information on the type and scope of welfare assistance provided, along with important statistics on “length of time on assistance” (p. 4) and “amount expended on assistance per inhabitant” (p. 5). — Credit: New Jersey State Archives
Application form for emergency assistance through the City of Newark’s Division of Welfare. The regulations for welfare recipients could be very strictly enforced, particularly in regards to living arrangements and sources of income, and could result in termination of benefits. — Credit: New Jersey State Archives
Pamphlet distributed by the Newark Full Employment Project, a collaborative effort of organizations including the Clinton Hill Neighborhood Council and Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) to combat unemployment in the city in 1964. — Credit: Newark Public Library
Chapters One and Two of a report prepared in 1964 for the Newark Summer Project, a joint undertaking of the Newark Committee on Fully Employment, the Clinton Hill Neighborhood Council, Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), and the National Committee for Full Employment. The report provides insights into employment opportunities available to, and discrimination faced by, African Americans in Newark. — Credit: Junius Williams Papers