The Newark riots of 1967
The Newark riots of 1967 were very extreme and terrible time in Newark, New Jersey, one of the worst in U.S. history. The riots were between African-Americans and white residents, police officers and the National Guard. The riots were not unexpected. The tension between the city grew tremendously during the 1960's, due to lack of employment for Blacks, inadequate housing, police brutality and political exclusion of blacks from government.
<Tab/>In 1967, Newark's police force was 1500 members strong with only 10% being Black. Police would stop and question African- Americans f…
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