Rioting and looting in America, in response to the assassination death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
United States USA Date:1968 Duration:4 min 15 sec Sound:Yes
A large American crowd at an outdoor stadium. Brief view of Presidential candidate Richard Nixon speaking to reporters. Narrator describes how his presidential campaign went on hold after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Next scene shows rioting and looting by African American citizens in the United States in a major city (narrator references Los Angeles, Newark, Baltimore, Detroit). People stealing items from stores and smashing store windows after the death of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. Image changes to a 4-way split screen, with two portions showing families watching television, one portion showing continued rioting (including Washington DC fire fighters involved in putting out an arson fire); and one portion showing interviews with notable African Americans deploring the rioting. Speakers including Roy Wilkins, Sammy Davis Jr., and James Brown.
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