Social Mvmts: The Newark Riots

Racial inequality was the cause of the 1967 Newark Riots. Blacks weren't represented in government and police brutality was rampant. On 7/12, after an incident…
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This is the scene of a fire at Broad and Branford Streets in Newark during the riots. The building was occupied by the New Jersey Beauty Culture Academy, the Rite Aid Pharmacy, Jordan Jewelers, Hartley's Gifts & Luggage and Lawman's Men's Apparel, July 13, 1967.  Photo credit: The Star-Ledger File Photo Portrait, New Jersey, Newark New Jersey, Fire Department, The Rite, Fireman, Rite Aid, Academy, City Hall
This is the scene of a fire at Broad and Branford Streets in Newark during the riots. The building was occupied by the New Jersey Beauty Culture Academy, the Rite Aid Pharmacy, Jordan Jewelers, Hartley's Gifts & Luggage and Lawman's Men's Apparel, July 13, 1967. Photo credit: The Star-Ledger File Photo
National Guardsmen search civilians at bayonet point in Newark, N.J., on July 17, 1967.  Photo credit: The Star-Ledger File Photo Vintage, People, Riot Police, America, American, American Photo, Back In The Day, News Media
National Guardsmen search civilians at bayonet point in Newark, N.J., on July 17, 1967. Photo credit: The Star-Ledger File Photo
A young boy gingerly steps over the damaged gate that had guarded the storefront in Newark, July 15, 1967.   Photo credit: The Star-Ledger File Photo Black Power, Police, State Police, Fair Grounds, Gate, City, Abandoned, Damaged
A young boy gingerly steps over the damaged gate that had guarded the storefront in Newark, July 15, 1967. Photo credit: The Star-Ledger File Photo
The scene at in Newark after the riots, July 15, 1967.  Photo credit: William Clare / The Star-Ledger File Photo Scene, July 15, Clare, Photo Credit, Star
The scene at in Newark after the riots, July 15, 1967. Photo credit: William Clare / The Star-Ledger File Photo
"National Guard: Get Out of Newark!" - People protest with signs wanting the National Guard out of Newark. Aftermath of Newark Riots, July 13, 1967.  Photo credit: The Star-Ledger File Photo 1970s, National Guard, Government, Racing, First World
"National Guard: Get Out of Newark!" - People protest with signs wanting the National Guard out of Newark. Aftermath of Newark Riots, July 13, 1967. Photo credit: The Star-Ledger File Photo
National Guard forms a road block at the corner of Springfield and James.   Photo credit: The Star-Ledger File Photo Da Nang, Military, Landing, Vietnam, Usmc, Troops, Vietnam War Photos, Soldier
National Guard forms a road block at the corner of Springfield and James. Photo credit: The Star-Ledger File Photo
Newark Riot aftermath July 15, 1967.   Photo credit: Newark Public LIbrary Public, Aftermath, Library, July, Photo
Newark Riot aftermath July 15, 1967. Photo credit: Newark Public LIbrary
Children view the smashed window of a fur and tailoring establishment of rioting in Newark, NJ, July 14, 1967  Photo credit: The Star-Ledger File Photo Sherlock, Resident, Holmes
Children view the smashed window of a fur and tailoring establishment of rioting in Newark, NJ, July 14, 1967 Photo credit: The Star-Ledger File Photo
The next night, an angry crowd gathered outside the precinct. Despite appeals by black leaders for calm, protestors pelted the building with rocks and Molotov cocktails. Looters broke into nearby businesses and grabbed as much as they could carry.  Photo credit: Max Herman / Rutgers University The Outsiders, The Precinct, Crowd, Rutgers, Black Leaders, Night, Building, Rocks
The next night, an angry crowd gathered outside the precinct. Despite appeals by black leaders for calm, protestors pelted the building with rocks and Molotov cocktails. Looters broke into nearby businesses and grabbed as much as they could carry. Photo credit: Max Herman / Rutgers University
11 Die, 475 Hurt in Newark Riots, Troops Used to Curb Negroes, Governor Sees 'Insurrection'  The New York Times, Saturday, July 15, 1967 Governor, Workers Rights, The New York Times, New York Times, Social Justice, Political Economy, Sanders
11 Die, 475 Hurt in Newark Riots, Troops Used to Curb Negroes, Governor Sees 'Insurrection' The New York Times, Saturday, July 15, 1967
Shooting War in the Streets - Newark: The Predictable Insurrection  Wounded by gunshot, Joe Bass, Jr. lies in a Newark street.  Life Magazine, July 28, 1967 History, World History, History Facts, Jet Magazine, History Timeline, Black History Facts, Black Knowledge, Historia
Shooting War in the Streets - Newark: The Predictable Insurrection Wounded by gunshot, Joe Bass, Jr. lies in a Newark street. Life Magazine, July 28, 1967
A woman lies wounded in the street during the Newark Riots, 1967. American Photography, Cab Driver
A woman lies wounded in the street during the Newark Riots, 1967.
Cleaning up after the Newark Riots, 1967. — in Newark, New Jersey. Motown
Cleaning up after the Newark Riots, 1967. — in Newark, New Jersey.
Amiri Baraka, formerly known as LeRoi Jones and Imamu Amear Baraka was arrested in Newark for allegedly possessing an illegal weapon and resisting arrest during the Newark Riots, July 1967. Inspiration, American Literature, Amiri Baraka, Malcolm X, Ny Times, Amari, Beat Generation
Amiri Baraka, formerly known as LeRoi Jones and Imamu Amear Baraka was arrested in Newark for allegedly possessing an illegal weapon and resisting arrest during the Newark Riots, July 1967.
National Guardsmen wielding rifles with bayonets advanced along Springfield Avenue in Newark on 7-14-1967. 23 people were killed & 700 injured in the turmoil. Andrew Jacobs of the NYT writes, "To the frightened white residents who later abandoned Newark by the tens of thousands, it was a riot; for the black activists who gained a toehold in City Hall in the years that followed, it was a rebellion." [click on this image for a short clip and analysis on the politics of framing social struggles] Black History Month, Documentaries, Black History
Framing the Turmoil in London and the Politics of Signification
National Guardsmen wielding rifles with bayonets advanced along Springfield Avenue in Newark on 7-14-1967. 23 people were killed & 700 injured in the turmoil. Andrew Jacobs of the NYT writes, "To the frightened white residents who later abandoned Newark by the tens of thousands, it was a riot; for the black activists who gained a toehold in City Hall in the years that followed, it was a rebellion." [click on this image for a short clip and analysis on the politics of framing social struggles]