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Newark Riots papers (N.J.)

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MG Nwk Riots-(Main)

Scope and Contents

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. Box #2 duplicate of Box #1 not for public use. Box #3 includes files labeled as "Rose Lee Abraham," "Tedock Bell," "Rebecca Brown," " Hatti Gainer," "Raymond Gilmer," "Ike Harrison," "Jesse Mae Jones," "RUFUS Council," "William Furr, Joey Bass," "Albert Mersier," "Eddie Moss," and "Cornelius Murrty."

Dates

  • 1968

Creator

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopying of materials is limited and no materials may be photocopied without permission from library staff. Researchers wishing to publish, reproduce, or reprint materials from this collection must obtain permission.

Biographical / Historical

The National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, known as the Kerner Commission after its chair, Governor Otto Kerner, Jr. of Illinois, was an 11-member commission established by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1967. The Kerner Commission investigated the causes of the 1967 race riots in major cities, including Newark (N.J.) and Detroit (M.I.), and provided recommendations for the future.

Extent

.63 Linear Feet (3 half Hollinger boxes)

Language of Materials

English