[Washington, DC: April 30, 1968. First Edition. 4to, unpaginated, printed wraps, spiral bound. Fold-out map, in the rear are photocopies of newspaper editorials from the time. Item #57668
This is a compilation of reports and related information regarding major activities of the DC Government durong the civil disturbances starting April 4 and ending April 15, 1968. The booklet was prepared at the direction of the mayor. from Wikipedia: "Washington, D.C. riots of 1968 were six days of riots that erupted in Washington, D.C., following the assassination of civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4, 1968. The King assassination riots affected at least 110 U.S. cities; Washington, along with Chicago and Baltimore, were among the most affected... One of the largest reasons Washington blacks found it hard to get out of ghetto neighborhoods or even to get out of all black neighborhoods was because of how harsh housing segregation was before 1968. Mostly all of the slums in the city were in the southern quarter of the city, and most of the inhabitants of these slums were black. The United States Commission on Civil Rights said in a government report on segregation in Washington, D.C., that housing was much harder to attain than for whites, and of the housing blacks could find within the city's border was in severely worse condition than the housing of their white counterparts"