The summer of love was hardly the case for Newark in 1967. It was the scene for one of the biggest and most destructive riots in the U.S. history. The city exploded on July 14, detonated by police brutality, urban decay, lack of political representation, and social forces outside the city—like the Vietnam War and the human rights movement. Twenty-three people died during three days of rioting, with an estimated $10 million (more than $58 million in today's dollars) in... More >>>