Friday, February 13, 2009

Jessie Finds Herself in the Middle of the 1967 Newark Race Riots

Jessie Christensen Morgan was visiting her daughter Alta in Newark, New Jersey (she calls it New Ark), when riots began after a black cab driver was beaten by police officers. The riots lasted for six days with 26 dead, 725 estimated injured, close to 1,500 arrested, and property damage estimated at over $10 million.

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