Featured Document in the East Rotunda Gallery

Thu, 3/29/2018 - Wed, 6/6/2018
East Rotunda Gallery

Remembering the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.:
Business Information Surveys for the Civil Disturbance Report, June 1968.

In a turbulent decade filled with protests and social upheaval, the murder of the civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4, 1968, resulted in widespread civil unrest in many American cities, including Washington, DC. The riots resulted in millions of dollars in property damage. Affected businesses faced a difficult decision: rebuild and continue serving the community, close, or relocate. 

This exhibit closed on June 6, 2018.