Temple of Kawaida Press Release (March 1973)

Press release issued by Amiri Baraka’s Temple of Kawaida in March 1973 describing acts of mob violence against Black laborers and members of the Temple of Kawaida at the Kawaida Towers construction site. Kawaida Towers, a high-rise housing project that Baraka planned to build in Newark’s predominantly white North Ward, was met by fierce opposition from white residents and politicians. — Credit: The Black Power Movement, Pt. 1 (microfilm)