A look at the riots following MLK’s assassination

Al Jazeera met a couple who witnessed the violence in Washington, DC, after Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated in 1968.

Racial segregation in public places in the United States legally ended with the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

But many African Americans were still forced to live and work in second-class conditions.

The simmering anger led to widespread riots after civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated in 1968.

 

Al Jazeera’s Rosiland Jordan met a couple who witnessed the violence in Washington, DC.

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