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The Long Hot Summers in Retrospect, Part II: Urban Unrest in 1960s New Jersey
On October 6, 2007, the Institute in conjunction with the New Jersey Historical Society held a one-day conference at the Rutgers-Newark campus that explored race, ethnicity, politics, and the urban environment in post-1960s New Jersey. A series of four panel discussions addressed the spread of urban rebellion in the 1960s, the immediate aftermath, the role of politics and civic responsibility, and the nurturing of a new paradigm. The keynote speaker for the conference was Roger Wilkins, Pulitzer-Prize-winning author and Clarence J. Robinson, Professor of History and American Culture at George Mason University. This event was followed by a subsequent publication.