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Firemen and National Guardsmen were called out to quell rioting that broke out in Washington following the news of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., April 6, 1968.  (AP Photo)
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Firemen and National Guardsmen were called out to quell rioting that broke out in Washington following the news of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., April 6, 1968. (AP Photo)

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