1. Over one million viewers tuned in to watch Revolution ’67 on P.O.V.

  2. 2009  Federation of State Humanities Councils’ American Stories - One of 8 extraordinary documentaries that create a captivating portrait of America over the past century

  3. 2008 Winner of an OAH Erik Barnouw Award for outstanding documentary film of American history

  4. 2008 Winner of the John E. O'Connor Film Award of the American Historical Association

Revolution ’67

Revolution '67 accurately and effectively captures the mood, the pain, the loss, the ambiguity, the fear and the continuing impact of the violent unrest of the summer of 1967. This film helps us to remember a time that still inspires and haunts America.”

by Marylou Tibaldo-Bongiorno  &  Jerome Bongiorno

- Historian Lonnie G. Bunch,  founding director, Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African American History and Culture

Donated by Corbis-Bettmann

Revolution '67 is an anatomy of a riot. It focuses on the factors that precipitated the Newark riots; the explosive urban rebellion which erupted in New Jersey, in July 1967 - a tragedy caused by similar factors that sparked “race riots” across America. These factors are still causing riots today in US cities like Ferguson, MO and Baltimore, MD. Revolution ‘67 is a multi award-winning, illuminating account of events too often relegated to footnotes in U.S. history — the black urban rebellions of the 1960s. Focusing on the six-day Newark, N.J., outbreak in mid-July, the film reveals how the event began as spontaneous revolts against poverty and police brutality and ended as fateful milestones in America's struggles over race and economic justice. Voices from across the spectrum — activists Tom Hayden and Amiri Baraka, journalist Bob Herbert, former Newark Mayor Sharpe James, and other officials, National Guardsmen and Newark citizens — recall lessons as hard-earned then as they have been easy to neglect since.              


“Here in Newark, we partnered with Revolution ’67 to bring this insightful documentary to our community.”

             - Cory A. Booker, Mayor of Newark, NJ

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