dc1968

curated project commemorating the 50th anniversary of 1968 in dc

dedicated to bobby r. hale
7 april 1968 & grocery shopping amidst curfew

7 april 1968 & grocery shopping amidst curfew

#OTD Sunday 7 April 1968 A Washingtonian does her grocery shopping before the store closes early due to the afternoon curfew imposed by Mayor-Commissioner Walter Washington.

The store sign states:

"DUE TO CURFEW, WE MUST CLOSE AT 3:30. OPEN MONDAY 9AM."

Your comments are welcome below. Where did you and your family shop for groceries during the uprising? How were you impacted by the curfew? Do you recognize this storefront? You may comment privately here.

Photo source: Courtesy DCPL Special Collections, 7 April 1968. Byron Schumaker, photographer.
Michon Boston, "Riot. Rebellion. Resurrection. How We Remember Four Days in April 1968," Washington City Paper 5 April 2018.

8 april 1968 & family w/ dog carries food, clothes

8 april 1968 & family w/ dog carries food, clothes

6 april 1968 & james brown flies into dc to speak out against uprising

6 april 1968 & james brown flies into dc to speak out against uprising