By Andrew Grim, AAIHS — Fifty years ago, Newark, New Jersey, elected its first Black mayor—Kenneth Gibson—at a moment when there was an urgency to address police violence. Three years earlier, the 1967 Newark Rebellion, which began in response to the police beating of a Black cab driver, resulted in dozens of deaths—including two children—at the hands of police and the National Guard. Police violence was nothing new for Black Newarkers….
Season of Rebellions, The 1967 Newark and Detroit Rebellions – Vantage Point Radio Show hosted by Dr. Ron Daniels with guests Dr. Mtangulizi Sanyika (Houston, Texas), Junius Williams, Esq. (Newark, New Jersey) and Charles Ferrell (Detroit, Michigan).