Revolution ‘67

Aired: March 28, 2010
Host Bob Mann talks with Dr. Clement Price and filmmakers Marylou Tibaldo-Bongiorno and Jerome Bongiorno about their film Revolution ’67, which examines the historical and sociological causes and effects of the 1967 Newark “riots.”

Dr. Clement Price discusses why the events of July 1967 in Newark should be considered a revolution rather than a riot.

Marylou Tibaldo-Bongiorno and Jerome Bongiorno talk about maintaining objectivity in the portrayal of the police in Revolution ’67.

Looting during the “riots” was not random. Dr. Price discusses “targeted looting” as well as looting of black-owned stores, called “soul brother destruction.”

To Learn More Visit:

  • Bongiorno Productions: Information on the film, the filmmakers, upcoming screenings as well as a curriculum for teachers using Revolution ’67 in their classes.
  • P.O.V. on PBS: Revolution ’67 was first broadcast on P.O.V. in 2007. The site includes additional background material and resources, including a discussion guide.
  • Riots–1967: This website uses interviews, maps and video to examine the 1967 riots in Newark and Detroit, which occurred within days of each other.
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