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Exchange Exemplar: The LAST Truly Awful Year In America

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Troops patrol Washington, DC streets while fire crews spray ruins after the MLK assassination, 1968.

It just boggles the mind to take note of how much turmoil and upheaval can take place in a single year. 2020 is only the current case.

People in 1968 also wondered how much awfulness one year could hold, especially after the murder of Martin Luther King Jr.

The response to his death is told in Jason Sokol's book The Heavens Might Crack: The Death and Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. The author wrote the book in time for the 50th anniversary of the events; we return to our 2018 interview here.

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