Hughes Allison Collection

About this Collection

This is a selection of items from the Hughes Allison Collection. Hughes Allison was born in North Carolina and moved to Newark with his family during the Great Migration. He was a playwright; his most famous play The Trial of Doctor Beck ran on Broadway and you can read it here. He also wrote articles for newspapers and magazines like this one about Newark. Allison was very interested in the welfare of African Americans in Newark, for example, he kept this report on conditions in the Third Ward.