YEARS AGO, THE STREETS
OF NEWARK EXPLODED IN
SIX DAYS OF VIOLENCE.
Although a majority of the city’s
residents at the time were black,
whites had long held a virtual monopoly on power. The angry black
community demanded increased
opportunity, better schools and an
end to repressive police tactics.
Tempers reached a boil in the
summer of 1967, when a single
incident turned Newark into a
battleground. Here is an eyewitness account of the tragic events
that changed the city forever.
BY JUNIUS WILLIAMS