"City of Promise" Screening

City of Promise Public Screening

In April 2007, the Institute in cooperation with the Urban Studies Minor Program presented a public screening of the documentary film, City of Promise.  This film, which originally aired on public television in 1995, combines rare archival footage and interviews with activists and public officials to chronicle the rising economic, political, and racial tensions that led to the outbreak of civil disorders in the city of Newark during the summer of 1967.  It is essential viewing for those who wish to understand the origins of the urban unrest that took place in Newark during that long hot summer nearly forty years ago.