The 1967 Newark Rebellion

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Mayor Ras J. Baraka Keynotes Memorial for 50th Anniversary of 1967 Newark Rebellion
Interfaith prayer and memorial service brings community together to reflect on historic events

Mayor Ras J. Baraka, archival project The North producer Junius Williams, the Abbott Leadership Institute and the Newark Interfaith Alliance will host the Inaugural Interfaith Prayer and Memorial Service to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Newark Rebellion. Mayor Baraka will serve as the keynote speaker for this evening of devotional remembrance. Community leaders, historians, students and residents representing an array of faith groups will gather to reflect on the five days of unrest, which shaped Newark’s progress for the ensuing decades.


WHO:        Mayor Ras J. Baraka, City of Newark, NJ
Junius Williams, The North producer and Abbott Leadership Institute director
                  plus local faith leaders and community members

WHAT:     Interfaith prayer and memorial service to commemorate 50th anniversary of the 1967 Newark Rebellion
WHEN:     Tuesday, July 11, 2017
7:00 p.m. – 9 p.m.

WHERE:   Abyssinian Baptist Church
224 West Kinney St.
Newark, NJ 07103

Note: Nearby street parking available.

The prayer and memorial service is one of several anniversary events throughout the week of July 9, 2017, including:

  • Wednesday, July 12 – 50th Anniversary Memorial March
    (meeting at the Newark Rebellion Memorial, on the crossroads of Springfield Ave., 15th Ave. and Irvine Turner Blvd., 4:30 p.m.)
  • Thursday, July 13 – Special Edition of WBGO Radio’s Newark Today:
    Summer of ‘67 Forum with (Hahne’s Building room 213, 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.)
  • Friday, July 14 – They Didn’t Know We Were Seeds: An Intergenerational Conversation on the Newark Rebellion (New Jersey Historical Society, 6:30 p.m.)
  • Saturday, July 15 – Voices from the Rebellion Symposium
    (Newark Public Library, 11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)

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