- The Ballad of University Heights – Words and video about the changes in University Heights.
- Slide Through Time – Photographs of University Heights in the 1960s and today. Using an interactive slider demonstrates how the arrival of a medical school in 1967 displaced a community of middle-class black homeowners and transformed a neighborhood.
- The Newark Sound – A then-and-now look at the University Heights music scene. Now: a video about the current Newark warehouse music scene, featuring Guyanese-American punk rocker Chris Bacchus and his band Sunny Gang. Then: an audiovisual tribute to the neighborhood’s legendary dance hub Club Zanzibar and the “Jersey Sound” it produced.
- Newark 1967: Juggernaut, Movement, Resolution – Resistance to the plan to move a medical school to University Heights sparked Newark’s 1967 summer of discontent.
- Halsey Street: Frontier of the New Newark – A text and photo essay looking at the epicenter of the revival of downtown Newark.
- Over My Dead Body! – Louise Epperson, an occupational therapist and community activist, led the resistance to the plan to blight her neighborhood and use the land to build a medical school. Author Katie Singer places her writing in dialogue with Ms. Epperson’s own voice from an interview.
- The Mysterious Dennis Okin – A conversation at the restaurant 27 Mix inspires Shana Russell to look at Newark’s history through the racial hieroglyphics etched on hand-me-down shirts.
Newest Americans is produced by the Center for Migration and the Global City, and faculty in the Department of Arts, Culture and Media at Rutgers University – Newark in partnership with VII Photo and Talking Eyes Media. We have a large body of contributors and co-conspirators who are credited in the masthead and at the end of each story.