DC Uprising: Voices from the 1968 Riots

It’s been 50 years since parts of Washington, D.C., erupted in a wave of rioting, looting and arson, in the wake of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King. The chaotic event exposed the deep racial fissures in the city’s social fabric, caused millions of dollars of damage, ravaged neighborhoods and led to 13 lost lives.

WTOP’s series, “DC Uprising: Voices from the 1968 Riots,” explores the tumult through the eyes of those who experienced it, and how the uprising shaped the Washington, D.C. we know today.

WTOP’s Jack Moore, Omama Altaleb, Tiffany Arnold, Dave Dildine, Brennan Haselton and Ginger Whitaker contributed to this project.


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