NJIT will host a free screening and discussion of the internationally acclaimed film Revolution '67
on April 28 at 6 p.m. in the Jim Wise Theatre. The film reconstructs the response of Newark's black citizens and the actions of police and city leaders to the “Newark riots” of 1967 and also examines their subsequent influence on the life of NJ's largest urban center. Filmmakers Marylou Tibaldo-Bongiorno and Jerome Bongiorno (at left) will attend the screening and participate in a discussion. Revolution '67
has garnered accolades that include the 2008 John E. O'Connor Film Award of the American Historical Association; O'Connor, NJIT professor emeritus of history, will attend the screening.