Black Lives Matter: A Newark Public Library Archive – Newark Public Library

Black Lives Matter: A Newark Public Library Archive

We need your help. In an attempt to document the current moment in Newark for ourselves and future generations, the Newark Public Library is asking you to contribute reminiscences—written and visual—to an archive. This collection will be made available to the public in the near future and will be retained for historical research.

We are collecting the thoughts and feelings of Newarkers in the wake of the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Whether you have participated in Black Lives Matter protests, taken part in some other kind of activism, or just been glued to news coverage and social media, please consider sharing your thoughts with us. We ask that those who live, work, or go to school in Newark share one of the following, describing their personal experiences in response to these recent events:

  • a written memory of no more than 1500 words
  • a captioned photo
  • a short video (no more than five minutes)

All submissions must be accompanied by your first and last name, age, and any other information about yourself that you would like to include.

Please send either as email to or via postal mail to Charles F. Cummings New Jersey Information Center, Newark Public Library, 5 Washington St., PO Box 630, Newark, NJ 07101.

Click here to view the flyer.