Newark Human Rights Commission- Minutes of March 19, 1963

Minutes from a March 19, 1963 meeting of the Newark Human Rights Commission. During this meeting, the Commission heard statements from a variety of community members on the topic of a police advisory board. Following an influx of allegations of police misconduct and brutality in early 1963, African American community leaders advocated for the establishment of a “review board” or “advisory board” to handle allegations of police misconduct. — Credit: Newark Public Library