Monday, January 18, 2016

““Martin Luther King is Slain in Memphis; A White is...



""Martin Luther King is Slain in Memphis; A White is Suspected; Johnson Urges Calm," read the front page of the @nytimes on April 5, 1968. After the murder of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., sporadic violence broke out, scattered across the nation. In several cities, the @us.nationalguard was called out or alerted. President Lyndon B. Johnson responded to the widespread disorder by making a brief television address, in which he asked "every citizen to reject the blind violence that has struck Dr. King, who lived by nonviolence." The @nytimes staff photographer Don Hogan Charles captured this scene in front of a looted store in Harlem. #MLKday" By nytimes on Instagram.



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