This picture of the neighborhood boys around “seated Lincoln” in 1929 promoted an ideal vision of the city of Newark, which did not match the reality of power struggles between white ethnic groups and the new African American migrants relocating from the south.
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“Lincoln Statue,” From Rebellion to Review Board, accessed February 26, 2021, https://blogs.libraries.rutgers.edu/rebellion2reviewboard/items/show/15.