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The Chronicle Digital Collection (1905-1989) Is Complete!

Bitstreams - Tue, 2016-06-28 18:39

chronheader3The 1905 to 1939 Chronicle issues are now live online at the Duke Chronicle Digital Collection. This marks the completion of a multi-year project to digitize Duke’s student newspaper. Not only will digitization provide easier online access to this gem of a collection, but it will also help preserve the originals held in the University … Continue reading The Chronicle Digital Collection (1905-1989) Is Complete!

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Assessments in Sakai 11

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2016-06-28 17:00
Tue, Jun 28, 2016
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
To be announced
Come to this workshop to learn how to use Tests & Quizzes and the Gradebook in Sakai 11.  The session will cover using the new Gradebook interface, navigating the redesigned settings area for Tests & Quizzes in addition to a new question type and delivery options for assessments.

The Asbury Park July 1970 Riots

Rubenstein Technical Services - Tue, 2016-06-28 12:55
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The John Hope Franklin Research Center for African and African American History and Culture recently acquired the Joseph F. Mattice Papers. Mattice was a native of Asbury Park who served as a lawyer, city council member, and district court judge prior to being elected mayor of Asbury Park, New Jersey in 1969. Mattice was mayor during the Asbury Park July 1970 riots and the collection contains a bevy of material related to the riots including letters from concerned citizens, business people, news clippings, and hate speech.

asbury1One of the many examples of Hate Speech Mattice received in response of the riots, rather than trying to determine the cause of the riots and work towards a peaceful resolution, many blamed the rioters and wanted them silenced.

So how did Asbury Park become ground zero for riots from July 4th, 1970 to July 10th, 1970? This story began way before 1970. The first wave of the Great Migration brought African Americans from the South to Asbury Park for better opportunities. Historically, Asbury Park was a resort town that recruited African Americans to work in the resort industry.

asbury2Associated Press article about the history of Asbury Park

At the time of the riots, Asbury Park was a town of 17,000, 30% of which were African-American. The town’s population increased to 80,000 with summer vacationers. The Great Depression, followed by World War II, caused the resort industry in Asbury Park to change dramatically to keep up with the times.  The fancy resort stays gave way to weekend vacationers. The community maintained a steady resort community, but jobs at the resorts were frequently outsourced to white youth in the surrounding areas instead of local African American youth, which caused frustration in the community.

On the evening of Saturday July 4, 1970 all of the tension due to the lack of jobs, recreational opportunities, and decent living conditions came to a head.

  • By Monday July 6th, Mayor Mattice ordered a curfew. Surrounding local police as well as New Jersey state police were summoned and brought in via trucks by the National Guard.
  • Tuesday July 7, 1970: African American community representatives presented a list of twenty demands to city officials including better housing conditions as many were infested with rats.
  • Wednesday July 8, 1970: City officials, representatives of New Jersey Governor Cahill, and the African American community met in a closed conference. Governor Cahill completed a brief tour via vehicle then requested President Nixon to declare the city a major disaster area after the disorders (as the riots were called) were over.
  • Friday July 10, 1970: marked the last day of rioting. The state troopers were removed from the West Side but remained on patrol of other sections of the city. Mattice and city council had a productive meeting with West Side residents to discuss demands.

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In the end, over 180 people, including 15 state troopers were injured, and the shopping district of the west side neighborhood of Asbury Park was destroyed. Police made 167 arrests. Many West side residents were displaced from their homes, and the neighborhood was still in disarray five years after the riots. There was an estimated $4,000,000 in damage, and an additional $1,600,000 spent on cleanup costs.

The riots brought national attention to Asbury Park, New Jersey. However, Asbury Park was just one of many cities across the United States that experienced riots within the late 60s- early 70s period. The same issues: lack of job opportunities and unfit housing were prevalent for many African Americans.  The riots forced America to look at the inequalities, acknowledge them and work towards making things better.

asbury4Letter from a concerned citizen from Toledo, Ohio

The Joseph F. Mattice papers give an insider view into the riots and this period in general.   The collection is a vital research tool that allows the reader to make their own interpretation of this historical event.

Post contributed by Charmaine Bonner, SNCC Collections Intern. 

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Absent Laws and Missing Women [electronic resource] : Can Domestic Violence Legislation Reduce Female Mortality?

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Tue, 2016-06-28 00:00

Author: Mohammad Amin, Asif Islam.
Published: [S.l.] : [s.n.], 2016.

Currently held at: DUKE

Access to Finance and Job Growth [electronic resource] : Firm-Level Evidence across Developing Countries

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Tue, 2016-06-28 00:00

Author: Meghana Ayyagari, Pedro Juarros, Maria Soledad Martinez Peria.
Published: [S.l.] : [s.n.], 2016.

Currently held at: DUKE

Access to Pre-Primary Education and Progression in Primary School [electronic resource] : Evidence from Rural Guatemala

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Tue, 2016-06-28 00:00

Author: Bastos.
Published: [S.l.] : [s.n.], 2016.

Currently held at: DUKE

Assessing the Impacts of Mais Educação on Educational Outcomes [electronic resource] : Evidence between 2007 and 2011

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Tue, 2016-06-28 00:00

Author: Almeida.
Published: [S.l.] : [s.n.], 2016.

Currently held at: DUKE

Assessment of Net Mitigation in the Context of International Greenhouse Gas Emissions Control Mechanisms [electronic resource]

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Tue, 2016-06-28 00:00

Author: Strand, Jon.
Published: [S.l.] : [s.n.], 2016.

Currently held at: DUKE

Building a Competitive City through Innovation and Global Knowledge [electronic resource] : The Case of Sino-Singapore Suzhou Industrial Park

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Tue, 2016-06-28 00:00

Author: Zeng, Douglas Zhihua.
Published: [S.l.] : [s.n.], 2016.

Currently held at: DUKE

Business Cycles in the Eastern Caribbean Economies [electronic resource] : The Role of Fiscal Policy and Interest Rates

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Tue, 2016-06-28 00:00

Author: Carneiro, Francisco.
Published: [S.l.] : [s.n.], 2016.

Currently held at: DUKE

Can Wage Subsidies Boost Employment in the Wake of an Economic Crisis? Evidence from Mexico [electronic resource]

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Tue, 2016-06-28 00:00

Author: Bruhn.
Published: [S.l.] : [s.n.], 2016.

Currently held at: DUKE

Capital Flows and Central Banking [electronic resource] : The Indian Experience

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Author: Gupta, Poonam.
Published: [S.l.] : [s.n.], 2016.

Currently held at: DUKE

Capturing the Co-Benefits of Disaster Risk Management on the Private Sector Side [electronic resource]

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Tue, 2016-06-28 00:00

Author: Rose.
Published: [S.l.] : [s.n.], 2016.

Currently held at: DUKE

Co-Benefits of Disaster Risk Management [electronic resource]

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Author: Vorhies, Francis.
Published: [S.l.] : [s.n.], 2016.

Currently held at: DUKE

Competition Makes IT Better [electronic resource] : Evidence on When Firms Use IT More Effectively

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Author: Iacovone.
Published: [S.l.] : [s.n.], 2016.

Currently held at: DUKE

Cost of Fear [electronic resource] : The Welfare Effect of the Risk of Violence in Northern Uganda

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Tue, 2016-06-28 00:00

Author: Rockmore, Marc.
Published: [S.l.] : [s.n.], 2016.

Currently held at: DUKE

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