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DC remembers the 1968 riots 50 years ago

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Washington, DC remembers the 50th anniversary of the 1968 civil uprising, which took place between April 4 and 8. Downtown DC, Logan Circle, Capitol Hill, Shaw, and Columbia Heights were at the center of the civic uprisings sparked by anger over Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination and longstanding discrimination. Twelve people died and hundreds of businesses were decimated. The military, more than 13,000 strong, arrived in an attempt to contain the crowds. Their presence became an indelible part of the city’s history.

The links below are just some of the interesting ways local and national publications are recognizing the anniversary.

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Walk with MLK PeaceWalk, Co-Founder and 4-Time ANC and “DC Council, At-Large Candidate Keith Silver” in the 39th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade

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Walk with Keith Silver, MLK PeaceWalk, Co-Founder and DC Council At-Large Candidate at The 39th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. PeaceWalk and Parade! Monday, January 20, 2020.

MLK Day Events PeaceWalk kicks off 9 a.m. at Black Worker Center 2500 MLK Avenue SE.

MLK Parade Starts at Anacostia Park and Good Hope Rd. SE from 11:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. 

The “Silver for DC Council, At-Large” Contingent will meet up at  9:00 a.m at the Black Worker’s Center (the staging area) at 2500 MLK Ave. SE (across from the Anacostia Subway Station)

All DC Residents and Especially Children with Parents are welcome to join

This Link will take you to the “Time-line/Schedule of MLK Events”  on Monday, Jan. 20th

https://mlkholidaydc.org/

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Coffee☕️&Crank💪🏽 w/ DC’s own Dj Frank the Crank White {1-17-20} topic: Welcome to MLK Weekend!

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Will Smith & Martin Lawrence Talk ‘Bad Boys’ Trilogy, Growth, Regrets + More

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