In 1964, members of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) came to Newark, NJ with the goal of building an "interracial movement of the poor." The students formed the Newark Community Union Project (NCUP), which was composed of about 12 to 15 organizers, half of them black, living in the area called the Lower Clinton Hill. The other half were white college students, drop-outs or graduates, with two black college students. This documentary from 1965 offers rare footage of the daily lives and organizing actions of NCUP members as they fought for civil rights, human rights, and political empowerment in Newark.
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Courtesy of Robert Machover