A copy of Newsweek magazine from the week of August 3, 1970. [Newsweek] appears in bold red letters across the top of the magazine. The cover story appears in black, blue, and yellow type on the right edge of the magazine [The / Black / Mayors / How Are / They Doing? / Newark's / Kenneth Gibson]. The cover features a photograph of Kenneth Gibson standing outdoors in a suit and tie, positioned just to the left of the text.
The cover article appears on pages 16-22. In addition to Kenneth Gibson, the article also features Mayors Carl Stokes of Cleveland, Ohio, Richard Hatcher of Gary, Indiana, and Walter E. Washington of Washington D.C. The article discusses a number of black politicians holding local office, including Richard Austin of Detroit and Maynard Jackson, Jr. of Atlanta. There is also a section dedicated to the court case involving Newark mayor Hugh J. Addonizio, Gibson's predecessor. The article was written by Assoc. Editor David M. Alpern with assistance from other staff.
Published by: Newsweek, Inc., American, founded 1933
Subject of: Kenneth A. Gibson, American, born 1932
Subject of: Mayor Richard G. Hatcher, American, born 1933
Subject of: Mayor Walter E. Washington, American, 1915 - 2003
Subject of: Maynard Jackson, American, 1938 - 2003
Subject of: Richard H. Austin, American, 1913 - 2001
Object number: 2014.36.1
Date: August 3, 1970
Medium: ink on paper
Dimensions: 11 1/8 x 8 1/4 x 1/8 in. (28.3 x 21 x 0.3 cm)