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“It’s Starting to Break Down”

 

Photo credit: Thomas England

Conversation Details

The assassination of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on 4 April 1968 ignited turmoil in cities across America. Chicago mayor Richard J. “Dick” Daley asked the state of Illinois to send in the National Guard and, when that proved inadequate to the challenge, asked President Johnson for American troops. 

 

Date:
April 6, 1968
Location:
Mansion
Conversation:
WH6804-01-12910

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