Memory and Newark: July 1967

Memory and Newark: July 1967

This major half-day conference in November 1997 was the most ambitious program sponsored by the Institute during the current academic year. It was held in observance of the 30th anniversary of the infamous Newark riots of July 1967, and relied upon memory as a vehicle for cross-cultural discourse on race, ethnicity, and community transformation. It featured a keynote memoir by Robert Curvin, vice president of the Ford Foundation, and the President of the Newark chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality in 1967, and six other memoirs given by citizens from the greater Newark metropolitan area.

Photograph: Robert Curvin during the 1967 Newark Riots