Queer Newark Oral History Project Spotlight May 13th at 6pm


On May 13th at 6pm Queer Newark spotlights Kristyn Scorsone’s wonderful work “Invisible Pathways: Entrepreneurship by Queer Women of Color in Newark”! Join us and then stay for the Newark LGBTQ Community Center’s 4th Annual Dance-A-Thon Fundraiser with DJ Just Love!

To donate to the Dance-A-Thon and help support this much-needed sanctuary for the LGBTQ community in Newark, click HERE!

Registration is open for Telling Untold Histories – New Jersey’s annual unconference!

“Every place, every person, and every object has a history, but not all histories are told.”

The QNOHP is proud to be a sponsor of Telling Untold Histories – New Jersey’s annual unconference that looks for human stories yet to be told, explores these histories and asks why some stories remain untold. This inclusive experience will take place on May 11 at Rutgers University-Newark. We hope you will join us to share your history and engage with (other) museum professionals and public history practitioners from organizations of all sizes, librarians, public history educators, volunteers, students and emerging professionals.

For more information and to register visit https://untoldhistories.wordpress.com. Please share! All are welcome, but registration is required.


Listen to Professor Whit Strub’s interview with Tom Hayden about Carl Wittman and Newark!


While sitting in a weird hotel room in Culver City in 2014, Professor Whit Strub interviewed Tom Hayden about Carl Wittman and Newark. Click HERE to listen to it!

“Tom Hayden (1939-2016) was a major figure in the New Left of the 1960s. A young white man from Michigan, he was physically attacked by racist white Southerners when he accompanied the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee on “freedom rides” in the South. He was also an early leader of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), the flagshiporganization of the student left and anti-war movement. As the author of the famous 1962 SDS Port Huron Statement, he spoke for white middle-class activists, with the opening line, “We are people of this generation, bred in at least modest comfort, housed now in universities, looking uncomfortably to the world we inherit.”

Hayden was a straight man, but his importance to Queer Newark history stems from his fraught relationship with Carl Wittman, a gay man with whom Hayden co-authored the important 1963 SDS policy paper “An Interracial Movement of the Poor.”

Listen to our newest oral history interview with Burley Tuggle!

Check out our latest oral history interview with entrepreneur Burley Tuggle! She is a partner and one of the founding members of The Artisan Collective, a beautiful store at 25 Halsey St. Burley is also an outstanding sommelier. Every month on the first Wednesday she hosts an incredibly fun wine tasting at the store!

“There are all these incubators out here, but with the Artisan Collective, we created our own business model where we said, ‘You know what? We’re going to be five women. We are intergenerational. We have five different concepts, right, but we’re going to do all of this together under one roof.'” – Burley Tuggle

Click HERE to listen!

Spring 2017 History Teach-in Schedule at Rutgers-Newark


Spring 2017 History Teach-in Schedule. All teach-ins will be held in the Esterly Lounge, Engelhard Hall, room 202. Free and open to all. (Like the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HistoryTeachIns.)

Friday, January 2011:45am-1:45pm: Presidential Power with Brian Phillips Murphy
Join us for our inaugural History Department Teach-in of 2017. We will watch live as Donald J. Trump becomes the 45th President of the United States of America. Following the inauguration, Professor Brian Phillips Murphy will lead a teach-in about what powers have just been transferred and what the modern presidency has become. Attendees are welcome to join for any and all of the event.

Tuesday, January 241:00-2:00pm: Building Walls with Kornel Chang, Jason Cortes, Sadia Abbas, and Tim Raphael
During the election, the president-elect spoke about building walls and deporting millions of undocumented immigrants. Join us for a discussion on undocumented immigration, as faculty panelists speak on the past, present, and possible future of U.S. immigration policy and how it might impact our communities.

Wednesday, February 82:30-3:30pm: Nazis and Demagogues with Eva Giloi
Racism, demagoguery, intimidation, scapegoating, exploiting discontent: these were the obvious tactics the Nazis used to gain power. But they also used more cunning, institutional methods to hold on to power, from manipulating the legal system to gaining control of people’s daily lives. Join us for a discussion about what we can learn from how the Nazis and other demagogues seized and maintained power.

Tuesday, February 281:00-2:00pm: White Backlash with Mark Krasovic and Kyle Riismandel
Much has been made of the role of white racial resentment in the recent presidential election. This entry in the teach-in series seeks to place this political phenomenon in a longer story of American racial politics, with a particular focus on the conservative ascendancy of the late twentieth century.

Special note
. The Documenting Hate in Greater Newark Project was created to make sure that hateful incidents of intimidation, harassment, and verbal or physical abuse are not lost to history; to better understand the frequency and nature of such incidents; and to help end them. If you or anyone in our community have incidents to report, please visit http://tinyurl.com/documentinghate.