Wow. Military Occupied H St. After the 1968 Riots Tom Faces & Places of Yesterday, Historical Events Mon Jun 24th, 2013 2 Comments Wow, this is an amazing photograph of H St. after the riots. See if you can make out where this is on H St. H St. NE after the 1968 riots Source: Sam Smith You may also like:The Riots of '68There's a strong element of sadness watching this video. A burning city, military occupation... what essentially was complete chaos in the city from April 4th to April 8th, 1968, following the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Economically it ... Help Us Identify This: Riot Damaged StoreI see 1806 as the address for the American Rescue Workers Thrift Store. Is this 14th St.? 7th St.? Can anyone identify the location of this image and whether the buildings are there today? Photograph shows the ruins of ... A GoDCer Shares His Photos of D.C.GoDCer, and D.C. native, Tony was kind enough to share a number of photos from his youth. His father was a pilot with Eastern Airlines (remember them?) and a few of the shots are taken by him, flying into ... Second Presbyterian Church in 1926Here's an old photograph from 1926. This is the Second Presbyterian Church at 4200 St. Paul Street. Second Presbyterian Church, 4200 St. Paul Street Source: Library of Congress You can't really get this same angle on Google Street View ... Ghosts of BaltimoreBaltimore Riot of 1968The Baltimore Riot of 1968 was primarily caused by the death of Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4, 1968. The riot in Baltimore didn’t start until two days after King's death. Civilians and National Guard troops standing on ... Ghosts of Baltimore Tags 1960s, H St. NE, riots Share : tweet Peoples Hernandez At the time of the 1968 riots we lived on the 1700 block of Columbia Road, NW. The place was utter chaos until the National Guard arrived. It was remarkable. Also of note was the fact that the Safeway on Columbia Road was demolished by rioters but the adjacent Giant Food store wasn’t touched. Years later, another local resident postulated that Giant was immuned to rioters because in the mid-1960s the company had started to build stores in under-served communities of the city. In the rioting that followed the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., in 1968, store managers and black employees faced down angry mobs at Giant stores, and the chain escaped much of the looting and damage of the period. Sheila The military was also at Pennsylvania Ave. and Southern Ave. during the riots too. I know, they stopped me, my husband, and our 6 month old son at the line. We lived on Pa. Ave. one block from the line. (Southern Ave.) The entire length of Southern Ave. was blocked by armed military, guns ready! They let no one into DC for a couple of days. I also have tapes of the riots that were taken from a police radio that belonged to a police friend of ours. We also have the Fire Department on it too, thanks to my husbands Fire Dept Radios, and we have several days of the riots on tape. We were coming form Maryland, and from miles away we saw bright, fire color, lights in the sky, and we all laughed and said “Hey, look! DC is on fire!” laughing all the way to the DC line. Little did we know, It was! and still burning!