A Changing America

The Newark Rebellion of 1967: A Historic Moment Considered

The Clement Alexander Price Lectures, The Newark Rebellion of 1967: A Historic Moment Considered brings together panelists reflecting a range of experiences to explore the many issues at the root of the six days of rioting which took place in Newark in 1967.

This first program in this series consists of three panel discussions covering efforts to rebuild the city post-rebellion and the challenges to the Newark’s past and current leadership. The first panel, Newark in 1967: A Rebellion Explored​, looks at the rioting which took place between July 12th and 17th, 1967 and  similarities with uprisings in other cities in the North and West. The second panel, Newark: Re-built and Re-imagined brings together Newark residents from all walks of life who participated in rebuilding their communities and institutions post-1967. Panelists will discuss why they remained in their neighborhoods and as corporate pillars as part of the city’s re-emergence. The final panel, Newark After 1967 – the Legacy of Leadership, will discuss the growth of power among the city's black electorate and includes members of Newark’s leadership who arose in the wake of the riot. These current leaders will also talk about their efforts to lead the city in the era of extreme policing and economic uncertainty.

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