A City in Turmoil

On April 4, 1968, civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis. His murder sparked unrest that same evening in Washington D.C. Over the next few days, violence, looting and arson enveloped the city. Here is an account of the events that damaged -- and destroyed -- large swaths of the District.


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Photos by The Washington Post; Stokely Carmichael photo by UPI; Looted Men's Clothing Store photo by The Washington Star | Graphic by Gene Thorp, Meg Smith, Nathaniel Vaughn Kelso and Larry Nista - The Washington Post

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