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The Newark Experience: Documentaries and Oral Histories

Oral Histories

Summer of Rage: An Oral History of the 1967 Newark and Detroit Riots
Max Arthur Herman. New York, Peter Lang, 2013.
Study based on 100 oral history interviews conducted in Newark and Detroit during 2001-2009. Available?
Silent No Longer: Voices of the 1967 Newark Race Riots.
Kimberly B. Siegal. Senior Thesis, Honors in American History, University of Pennsylvania, March 2006.
Oral history of the riots.
A View From the Firehouse: The Newark Riots
Neal Stoffers. East Brunswick, N.J., Springfield and Hunterdon Publishing, 2006. Available?

Photographs

Newark in the Aftermath of the Riots
Al Lowe photographs. Newark Public Library Digital Collections.

Documentaries

Newark: The Slow Road Back. NJN, 1987
1967 riots and their aftermath. Includes interviews with residents and notables such as Amiri Baraka, Bob Curvin, former Governor Richard Hughes, H. Rap Brown, and Steve Adubato, Sr.
Revolution '67. Rutgers-restricted Access Bongiorno Productions, 2007.
"Focuses on the explosive urban rebellion which erupted in Newark, New Jersey, in July 1967; a tragedy caused by similar problems that sparked race riots across America. The film takes viewers on a daily chronicle of events, including the calling of the State Police and National Guard, their occupation of the city and use of unnecessary firepower." Available?
Crossroads: The 1967 Newark Riots
Clement Price, Donald Malafronte, Junius Willliams, Morris Spielberg, Roger Smith and Craig Mierop talk about the five days in July 1967. 2007?
Race and Politics in America's Cities.
Films for the Humanities, 2008.
"On the 40th anniversary of the landmark Kerner Commission Report on civil unrest, this edition of the Journal spotlights former Oklahoma Senator Fred Harris, one of the last living members of the original Commission, who discusses the root causes of the 1960s riots that rocked Newark, Detroit, and other U.S. cities." Available?
The Riot Makers.
Spectrum of Washington, D.C., Inc., 197-.
"Presents the thesis that the late 1960's riots, particulary in Watts and Newark, were the result of outside agitators who had Marxist-Leninist backgrounds." Available?

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