Martin Luther King Jr’s death: the aftermath revisited by those who were there
News of Martin Luther King’s death triggered an outpouring of sorrow and anger across the US as rioters set buildings on fire, and looted stores. In Washington DC, that violence resulted in a military occupation. Entire blocks of the city were left in ruins for decades. Two men who saw the rioting in their own neighbourhoods, reflect on what happened immediately after Martin Luther King’s death – and in the decades since.