An exploration into the riots of 1968 after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This exhibit concentrates on six major cities that were devastated by civil unrest in the days and weeks following Dr. King's death. These cities are Baltimore (Maryland), Boston (Massachusetts), Cleveland (Ohio), Detroit (Michigan), Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania), and Washington D.C. (the nation's capital). Within each photograph from these cities lies a story of tragedy and the loss of pride behind the destruction of America's vibrant neighborhoods within the African American community. These photos were taken a year or more after the uprisings, as part of documentation by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Presented: by the National Archives Records and Administration. July 25, 2018.
Exhibit Created: by Gregory I. Foster,Intern for the African American Effinity Group, Say It Loud!; Textual Processing Division at the National Archives Records and Administration.
Supervisors: Gabrielle Downer and Netisha Currie, Say It Loud! Textual and Processing Division at the National Archives Records and Administration.
These Photographs are from RG 207 General Records from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, series Photographs Relating to Housing Used in the Optical Disk Project, 1992-1995(NAID 535506).