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This picture of the neighborhood boys around “seated Lincoln” in 1929 promoted an ideal vision of the city of Newark, which did not match the reality of power struggles between white ethnic groups and the new African American migrants relocating from…

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The Newark Community Union Project, seen above, protested police brutality in 1965. Norman Fruchter, an NCUP member, recalled “whenever the campaigns moved into the streets, they always brought a huge police presence and a whole lot of…

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As indicated above, not all acts of resistance during the Rebellion were violent. New levels of anger over combined forces of police brutality and the medical school project resulted in widespread community opposition from a variety of diverse…

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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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…

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A photo of Branch Brook Park, in the Fall. Featuring a sign, on the right, that reads "WARNING: THIS PARK IS REGULARLY PATROLLED BY POLICE OFFICERS".

Newark Police officers man a barricade at the corner of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Waverly Avenue in Newark. Police used barriers to target and isolate areas of Newark with drug connections. Aside from monitoring the premises 24 hours a day and…

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

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

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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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