Plainfield is a city in Union County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city's population increased to 49,808, the highest ever recorded population in any decennial census.
Plainfield is nicknamed "The Queen City".
In music history, Plainfield is known as the birthplace of P-Funk. George Clinton founded The Parliaments while working in a barber shop in Plainfield. Parliament-Funkadelic was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997.
In sports history, Plainfield is the birthplace of several current and former athletes, including professionals and well-known amateurs. Included in their number are Milt Campbell, the 1956 Olympic Decathlon gold medalist (the first African-American to earn this title); and Joe Black, the first African-American pitcher to win a World Series game.
Plainfield was affected by the Plainfield riots in July 1967. This civil disturbance occurred in the wake of the larger Newark riots. One Plainfield police officer died, about fifty people were injured, and several hundred thousand dollars of property was damaged by looting and arson. The New Jersey National Guard restored order after three days of unrest. This civil unrest caused a massive white flight, characterized by the percentage of black residents rising from 40% in 1970 to 60% a decade later.
In October 2010, former Plainfield music teacher Anwar Robinson and performer Yolanda Adams joined with community residents to try to be recognized by Guinness World Records for assembling the world's largest gospel chorus.
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Lively Baskets & Gifts - Category: Gifts - - P.O. Box 343. Plainfield, New Jersey (678) 380-1421
Our Story Bookstore - Category: Black Bookstore - - 1318 South Avenue Plainfield, New Jersey 07062 (908) 755-8800
Plainfield Vulcan Pioneers of Union County, NJ Inc. - Category: Public Servants - Plainfield-Area Chapter of International Associationof Black professional Fire Fighters. - P.O. Bos 2446 Plainfield, New Jersey (908) 565-3949 - (visit website)
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Al's Soul Food - Category: Soul Food Restaurants - 1212 W Front Street
Plainfield, NJ 07063-1133 (908) 754-9668
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