Tag: Newark Rebellion

COMMEMORATION OF THE 1967 NEWARK REBELLION: FROM SLAVE RESISTANCE TO URBAN UPRISING

COMMEMORATION OF THE 1967 NEWARK REBELLION:  FROM SLAVE RESISTANCE TO URBAN UPRISING
July 11, 2014

Saturday, July 12, 2014 1:00 P.M. Come to the Rebellion Monument at the   Intersection of Springfield Avenue, 15th Avenue, …Read the Rest

July 12th: Remember the Newark Rebellion

July 12th: Remember the Newark Rebellion
July 8, 2013

We remember the 46th Anniversary of the Newark Rebellion and its victims. July 12th, 2013 5:30 PM Location: The Monument …Read the Rest

Years later, lessons from Newark riots to be learned

Years later, lessons from Newark riots to be learned
November 26, 2006

Lawrence Hamm has a different perspective.

Since the 1980s, Hamm’s group, The People’s Organization for Progress, has been the only group to hold an annual observance.

“The rebellion gave rise to the political movement, gave rise to the first black mayor in Newark, the first majority black City Council,” Hamm says. “The rebellion pushed forward people’s social consciousness.”

Detroit, whose 1967 riots were the worst in modern U.S. history until the 1992 Los Angeles riots left