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        Revolution '67: Root Causes of Urban Rebellion

        This lesson plan is designed to be used in conjunction with the film Revolution '67, which focuses on the six-day urban rebellion in Newark, New Jersey, in the summer of 1967. Students can use this to determine the causes of Newark's 1967 urban rebellion and describe modern conditions in Newark to form an opinion about whether or not riots could happen in the city today.

        Revolution '67: Revolution in Newark (Clip 1 of 3)

        In this clip, historians and experts recount how Newark, New Jersey erupted in a riot in July of 1967.

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        Revolution '67: Bad Living Conditions Lead to Rebellion (Clip 2 of 3)

        In this clip, historians explain how the bad living conditions for Newark's African-American population led to an urban rebellion in 1967.

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        Revolution '67: Film Update (Clip 3 of 3)

        In this video update from filmmaker Marylou Tibaldo-Bongiorno, historians and experts from Revolution '67 talk about the state of Newark today. Despite government-sponsored building projects, which include an arts center and a baseball stadium, Newark continues to struggle 40 years after the riots.

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