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  • Collection: Section Two: Harambee! Venceremos!: Chanting Hope Into Reality

Following the initial outburst, Mayor Gibson asked the crowd of Puerto Rican citizens to join him at City Hall and hopefully come to a resolution. They marched to from Branch Brook Park and gathered outside on its front steps in hopes of being heard.…

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Ramon Rivera, founder of La Casa de Don Pedro and latino activist, was victim of police misconduct after he placed a call to the Mayor's office to inform them of a child being injured at one of the many abandoned buildings on Tichenor St.

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Newark residents' opinions regarding the need for a Community Police Review Board.

Ramon Rivera, founder of La Casa de Don Pedro and latino activist, speaking to a crowd.

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Dr. Hilda Hidalgo, community activist, Rutgers professor, and member of the 1969 Black and Puerto Rican Convention, urged the community to vote in the mayoral election. She wrote, “Without attending the convention you will lose, Ken will lose, Blacks…

Mayor Kenneth Gibson with Ramon Rivera, Director of La Casa de Don Pedro and once a Gibson supporter. Given the city’s economic issues as well as Gibson’s political inexperience, the ties with the Puerto Rican community were later severed. Gibson’s…
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