dc1968

curated project commemorating the 50th anniversary of 1968 in dc

dedicated to bobby r. hale
2 november 1968 & white police officer shoots/injures two individuals near 14th & chapin sts nw

2 november 1968 & white police officer shoots/injures two individuals near 14th & chapin sts nw

#OTD 2 November 2 1968 A white police officer, Tommy L. Snow, shoots Nannie Haskins with his gun, and one of the bullets hits and injures teenager, Eva Walker. Moreover, a seven year old, frightened by Snow’s violence, runs, falls and is injured. There were immediate protests against the shooting by neighbors, Pride Inc and Howard University students.

Your comments are welcome below. Do you, family members or neighbors remember this instance of police violence? Did you know Ms. Haskins or Ms. Walker? Did you leave near 14th & Chapin in 1968? Were you a student at Howard in 1968? You may comment privately here.

Photo source: Courtesy DCPL Special Collections, Evening Star newspaper, 3 November 1968. Photographer unknown. Fair use.

3 november 1968 & pride inc protests shooting by white police officer

3 november 1968 & pride inc protests shooting by white police officer

1 november 1968 & gibbs es halloween parade costume winners

1 november 1968 & gibbs es halloween parade costume winners