United States. National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders. Report. Washington, Government Printing Office, 1968.
Report of the Commission appointed by President Lyndon Johnson to
investigate the riots that had occured in Newark and elsewhere in the
U.S. Chapter one of what
came to be known as the "Kerner Report" consists of "profiles of a
selection of the disorders that took place during the summer of 1967.
These profiles are designed to indicate how the disorders happened, who
participated in them, and how local officials, police forces, and the
National Guard responded."
A pivotal report in the history of civil rights.
Dana Call Number: NEWARK HV6477 .A56 [New York Times edition: STACKS HV6477 .A56 1968b]
Supplemental Studies for the National Advisory Commission on Civil Rights. Washington, Government Printing Office, 1968.
Includes reports on Racial Attitudes in Fifteen American Cities by Angus Campbell and Howard Schuman; Between Black and White: The Faces of American Institutions in the Ghetto by Peter H. Rossi et al.; and Who Riots? A Study of Participation in the 1967 Riots by Robert M. Fogelson and Robert B. Hill. Dana Call Number: NEWARK HV6477 .A56 Suppl.
Racial Attitudes in Fifteen American Cities: 1968. Data files and documentation used in the study above. 2nd ICPSR version. Restricted Access
Newark Riots Papers, 1968
U.S. National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders. "This collection consists of 3 archival boxes containing photocopies of presentments, reports and affidavits related to death and police abuse that occurred during the civil disturbances in Newark from July 13 through July 18, 1967." Newark Public Library. Call Number: N.J. Ref. MG NWK Riots (Main)
Subversive Influences in Riots, Looting, and Burning. Part.4: Newark, N.J. [Begins on p. 51]. Congress. House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). Washington, D.C., 1968. Hearings held on April 23 and 24, 1968 relating to the 1967 riots. Testimony from Captain Charles Kinney of the Newark Police Department who had been investigating the possibility of criminal conspiracy. Available?
The Kerner Commission: 40 Years Later. March 28, 2008. Video and transcript. Includes an interview with Fred Harris, one of the last living members of the original Kerner Commission.
New Jersey. Governor's Select Commission on Civil Disorder [Lilley Commission]. Report for Action: An Investigation into the Causes and Events of the 1967 Newark Race Riots. New York, Lemma Pub. Corp., 1972. Dana Call Number: NEWARK HN79 .N33A54 1972
Report and Hearing Transcripts. Over a six month period the Lilley commission held 65 meetings and examined 106 witnesses. The Rutgers Law Library has digitized some 6,000 pages of hearing transcripts and associated reports.
The Road to Anarchy. Finding of Riot Study Commission of the New Jersey State Patrolman's Benevolent Association, Inc. Jersey City, 1968.
The New Jersey PBA's own study found the conclusions of both the Kerner Commission and the Lilley Commission to be "unsubstantiated, unfounded and unwarrented." Available?
Parks, Brad. 40 years after the riots: A landmark report, ignored. A Star-Ledger Perspective.