1968 Washington D.C. Riots
D.C. Was a ‘War Zone’ During the 1968 Riots

Wendell Jackson, a Washington, D.C. native and current resident, describes what it was like to be involved in the 1968 D.C. riots that occurred after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Jackson describes participating in the looting of a liquor store across the street from him and recalls what the city looked like after the riots–describing it as resembling a “war zone.”

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