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The Newark Experience: The Sixties in Newark

Maps

1966: Downtown Newark
Includes the "new" Rutgers-Newark site as well as the "old" location at Fulton and Rector streets. From the Old Newark site.
1967 U.S. Geological Survey Map of the Elizabeth Quadrangle (includes Newark)
Place cursor anywhere on map and click on the zoom icon in lower right to open map to full size.
1967 Essex County Road Map

What it Looked Like

Aerial View of Newark, New Jersey.
1964. Thumbnail. Larger Images display only at the Library of Congress.
Berg Picture Collection (1960-1968).
Search or browse more than 2,800 digitized photographs, mostly Newark street scenes, taken by Bernard Berg between 1960 and 1968. From the Cummings New Jersey Information Center at the Newark Public Library.

Oral Histories

Inventory to the Rutgers-Newark in the 1960s and 1970s Oral History Collection, 1990-1992.
"The collection consists of cassette recordings of oral history interviews conducted by librarian emeritus Gilbert Cohen. These interviews document the city of Newark and Rutgers University-Newark in the 1960s and 1970s. Sixty people associated with the Rutgers-Newark campus were interviewed including students, faculty, administration, and staff representing a wide spectrum of political beliefs and levels of activism." Includes links to online audio and transcripts.

The Sixties in Newark

Hearings Before the United States Commission on Civil Rights, Newark, New Jersey, September 11-12, 1962.
United States Commission on Civil Rights. Washington, D.C., 1963.
Special Collections Call Number: SNCLNJ F144.N6U5
Angelo DeCarlo Tape Transcripts, 1962-1965.
United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation.
"Between 1961 and 1963, federal agents began wire tapping conversations between Angelo DeCarlo and his mob associates. These wire taps revealed corruption among law enforcement, prominent businessmen and state officials, including...Newark Mayor Hugh Addonizio...."
Manuscript collection in the Cummings New Jersey collection at the Newark Public Library."
Revisiting Female Activism in the 1960s: The Newark Branch of the National of Islam
Cynthia S'thembile West. Black Scholar 26(3/4), 1996, 41-48.
Contrary to the way that they are usually portrayed, women in the Nation of Islam were agents of change in the black Newark community during the 1960s. Rutgers-restricted Access
Nation Builders: Female Activism in the Nation of Islam 1960-1970.
Cynthia West. Thesis (Ph.D), Temple University, 1994.
Dana Call Number: BP221 .Z5N49 1994a [NEWARK plus STACKS] Available?
Narrating Muslim Masculinities: The Fruit of Islam and the Quest for Black Redemption
Zain Abdullah. Spectrum: A Journal on Black Men 1(1), Autumn 2012, pp. 141-177.
"During the modern Civil Rights and Black Nationalist movements, struggles for racial equality were represented by a quest for manhood...And the Fruit [of Islam] in cities like Newark symbolized the presence of a new Black manhood...This article presents an exploration of masculinist performances, or more specifically how the Fruit of Islam displayed different kinds of masculinities, and the role these practices played in the Black struggle toward liberation and redemption." Based on eight life histories of former members of Newark's Temple No. 25. Rutgers-restricted Access
With No One to Help Us
U.S. Office of Economic Opportunity documentary "demonstrating how the formation of a food-buying club by a group of Newark welfare mothers brought about a necessary change in the community."
The Newark Frontier: Community Action in the Great Society
Mark Krasovic. Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 2016.
"The Newark Frontier shows how, during the Great Society, urban liberalism adapted and grew, defining itself less by centralized programs and ideals than by administrative innovation and the small-scale, personal interactions generated by community action programs, investigative commissions, and police-community relations projects." Available?
The Struggle for Newark: Plotting Urban Crisis in the Great Society.
Mark Krasovic. Thesis (Ph.D.), Yale University, 2008.
Looks for the origin of the Newark urban crisis as a cultural, rather than socioeconomic fact.
Dana Call Number: HN80 .N5K77 2008a [NEWARK plus STACKS] Available?