PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Frontiers International Plainfield Area Club Westry Horne Cultural and Heritage Series presents a film in the making on the 1967 Plainfield Rebellion. The project is directed by award-winning filmmaker and Plainfield High School graduate Alrick Brown.
Brown said, “This project is not a complete film yet. The hope is, as we show this to the people of
Plainfield, others will come forward who were there to offer their prospective on the events during that turbulent time and become part of the final film”.
During the summer of 1967, a riot broke out in Newark and many were killed. During that same week, another rebellion broke out in Plainfield with one fatality.
What was the difference? What were the causes of the outbreak? What was the city like before the rebellion and how has it changed? (Overall, there were 159 race riots that took place across the country during that period.)
Come hear some perspectives and share some of your own on Saturday, Nov. 9, 1 to 4 p.m. in the Clinton Elementary School Cafetorium, 1302 W. 4th St. in Plainfield. Light refreshments will be served.
The Westry Horne Cultural and Heritage Series is partially funded by a grant from the Plainfield Cultural and Heritage Commission.