SHORT DOCUMENTARY OFFERS FIRSTHAND ACCOUNTS OF NEWARK REBELLION ON 50TH ANNIVERSARY
Published July 12, 2017 | Brick City Live
We were ready to explode.
– Mayor Sharpe James
The North, a multimedia archive meant to unpack ” the lessons of African American struggle for empowerment in the nation’s major urban centers in the North,” has released a short documentary video with first-hand accounts and analysis of the summer of unrest and rebellion in Newark in the summer of 1967. Viewers hear from Bob Curvin, Junius Williams, Sharpe James and Amiri Baraka, among others, of the circumstances that sparked the unrest, and the longer term legacy of the summer.
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