Advocates gather in Newark to commemorate 54 years since uprising
Monday marks the anniversary of the 1967 uprising in Newark - and 54 years later, advocates gathered to mark the moment.
People surrounded a memorial that honors the 26 victims of violence. The uprising broke out after a Black cab driver was brutally beaten by white police officers.
Organizers say conditions that caused the uprising in 1967 still exist today, like police brutality in the state.
A flurry of laws has been signed to address social justice reform in the state, but one thing has stalled - civilian review boards. Advocates say that people have pushed for that change since before the uprising, after and today.