Speech written by Dr. Nathan Wright 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
Anonymous letter from the files of Alexander Mark, former member of the Mayor’s Commission on Group Relations, advocating racial segregation. Although there were no signs for separate entrances or drinking fountains in Newark, these types of sentiments were still prevalent in the city’s white community.
Campaign letter distributed by Mayor Addonizio, informing his supporters that the election is “our last chance to keep Newark free for all people.” Addonizio was defeated by Ken Gibson in the runoff election, making Gibson the first Black mayor of a major northeastern city.