Uprising: When Black America Launched a Violent Rebellion Against One of the Most Oppressive Societies on Earth

Uprising: When Black America Launched a Violent Rebellion Against One of the Most Oppressive Societies on Earth

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Last Friday marked the 46th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination. He was killed on April 4, 1968. Events honoring Dr. King were held in Memphis and other cities around the country, media outlets ran many stories about the days leading up to King’s assassination, his work in Memphis supporting the striking sanitation workers and its relevance to the contemporary debate over a living wage. Notably missing from these recollections of that period in American history are the momentous events that occurred in the days after King’s assassination and the legacy of the national response.

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