Black History Month 2024

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1967 Newark Riot Began



Newark, New Jersey - Black American bystanders began civil unrest after two white (Italian) Newark police workers arrested a Black American man. Up to that point, it was the most violent civil disturbance of 1967.


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'The Message' Released



Englewood, New Jersey - Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five released the rap song, The Message. It was made as a result of the 1980 New York Transit Strike.


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