dc1968

curated project commemorating the 50th anniversary of 1968 in dc

dedicated to bobby r. hale
4 april 1968 & king 2 of 2

4 april 1968 & king 2 of 2

#OTD 4 April 1968 In the evening, Washingtonians learned that Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had been assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. 

Your comments are welcome below. Do you remembering where you were when you heard that King had been assassinated? How did you hear the news? What did you do? You may comment privately here.

Photo source: Slide frame taken from online exhibit I curated with DCPL archivist Derek Gray, "Evolutions and Legacies: Martin Luther King, Jr. and D.C., 1957-1972," for the DCPL Foundation.

5 april 1968 & howard students mourn and protest assassination of king

5 april 1968 & howard students mourn and protest assassination of king

4 april 1968 & king, 1 of 2

4 april 1968 & king, 1 of 2