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The Newark Experience

New Jersey: the Lilley Commission

Report for Action: An Investigation into the Causes and Events of the 1967 Newark Race Riots
New Jersey. Governor's Select Commission on Civil Disorder [Lilley Commission]. February, 1968. Available?
Governor's Select Commission on Civil Disorder Records (1967-1968)
New Jersey State Archives.
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.
Negro and White Attitudes Toward Problems and Progress in Race Relations: A Study Among Residents of Newark and Adjacent Communities, for the Governor's Select Commission to Study Civil Disorder
Princeton, N.J., Opinion Research Corporation, 1968. Available?

The Committee of Concern

Records of the Committee of Concern, 1965-1971, 1967-1968.
Newark, Rutgers-Newark Office of the Vice President. 3.75 cubic ft. (3 record cartons)
"The Committee of Concern was formed in 1967 in response to riots that took place in Newark, New Jersey. Its aim was to determine the causes for the riots and to formulate possible social and economic improvements. The records of the committee, maintained by Malcolm Talbott, co-chair of the committee and Vice President at Rutges-Newark, consists primarily of minutes of meetings, correspondence, reports, newspaper clippings, and related materials." Available?

New Jersey PBA

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 unwarranted." Available?

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