PBS: Cory Booker on Bill Moyers’ Journal

PBS: Cory Booker on Bill Moyers’ Journal

Newark, New Jersey has often been used to symbolize the very idea of urban blight. Some say Newark never recovered from the 1967 riots when LIFE MAGAZINE featured a dead child on its cover under the headline: “Shooting War in the Streets: Newark, The Predictable Insurrection.” But Newark has a new mayor, Cory Booker, who wants to change the image and the reality of Newark.

“Newark is a frontline of what I believe is a fight for the American dream. And the idealism within the Kerner Report — I think has its roots in the idealism that in which this country was born. LIFE Magazine, 1967A country born in perfect ideals in my opinion. But, a savagely, viciously, imperfect reality. And I think Newark has been in the crosshairs in every generation of the fight to achieve America. And I think Newark is a city that’s at that crossroads still.”

Author: Ken Walker

Husband, Father, Newarker, PCA Elder, Business Analyst. In a glass case of emotion since 1978.

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