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The Newark FrontierCommunity Action in the Great Society$
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Mark Krasovic

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780226352794

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226352824.001.0001

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Community Action Comes to Newark

Community Action Comes to Newark

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(p.35) Two Community Action Comes to Newark
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The Newark Frontier
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Mark Krasovic

Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226352824.003.0003

This chapter charts the Community Action Program’s arrival and first few years in Newark, which was among the first cities to submit an antipoverty grant proposal to the federal Office of Economic Opportunity. Leading the local effort was Newark’s independent community action agency, the United Community Corporation (UCC), which was established as independent of City Hall. When the UCC pioneered the use of neighborhood antipoverty boards, it helped foster political dissidence and protest within the city. Much of this chapter concerns the attacks leveled at the UCC by the city council and the administration of Mayor Hugh Addonizio.

Keywords:   United Community Corporation, Mayor Hugh Addonizio, Cyril deGrasse Tyson, neighborhood area boards, Tim Still, patronage, Newark city council

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