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Filmmaker Marylou Tibaldo-Bongiorno and experts talk about Newark's continued struggle in this film update.

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Historians explain how the bad living conditions for Newark's African-American population led to an urban rebellion in 1967.

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Tibaldo-Bongiorno talks about how she used the six days of rioting as a starting point for exploring the earlier neglect that had caused the tensions and frustrations of the people of Newark, New Jersey.

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Newark, New Jersey erupts in a riot in July of 1967.


An illuminating account of the black urban rebellions of the 1960s, Revolution '67 focuses on the six-day outbreak in Newark, New Jersey.

  • Updated on April 24, 2014

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Revolution '67

Premiere Date: July 10, 2007

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Filmmaker: Marylou Tibaldo-Bongiorno Bio | Interview | Statement

Press: Critical Acclaim | Fact Sheet | Press Release


Marylou Tibaldo-Bongiorno
Marylou Tibaldo-Bongiorno

Forty years later, after numerous Newark officials have been indicted and/or imprisoned, and the vital signs of the city are still poor, we recognize that Newark has not learned from its past. The greatest lesson of the 1960s is that the people must empower themselves in order for that change to occur.”

— Marylou Tibaldo-Bongiorno, Filmmaker


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Critical Acclaim

As the film unfolds, a picture is sketched of factors that practically made the riots inevitable.”

— Claudia Perry
The Star-Ledger

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