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Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001
Through Spokane's eyes

IN THE NEWS. This clipping is from Page 3 of the Spokane Daily Chronicle April 6, 1968. The photo caption read: "These are some of the 150 persons, most of them college students, who marched through downtown Spokane streets yesterday afternoon in a show of sympathy for the death of Martin Luther King Jr. The participants, shown here near Second and Cowley, marched on sidewalks from the Calvary Baptist Church at Third and Cowley to the Lincoln Statue at Main and Monroe, where they heard several brief addresses." Representatives of Fort Wright College initiated the sympathy march.
In this report
  • Clarence Freeman
  • Alvin Pitmon
  • Martin Luther King Jr.'s final speech
  • More photographs
  • In the paper

  • Looking back: Editorials from the past

    Off-site Links

  • 1968 Memphis Sanitation Workers' Strike chronology
  • Excerpts from King's speeches
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change






  • King's assassination
    and Spokane's reaction

    April 5, 1968: Shortly after midnight, a group of youths throws rocks through the windows of 16 businesses in the East Central neighborhood. The businesses are not looted.

    When a window is broken later that evening at Gaffner's Restaurant, 701 E. Third, police take a black man to the station and question him. A group of black youths are at the police station to check on the man. He is released and the youths leave the station with him.

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    Have a story or memory to share? You can contact Rebecca Nappi by phone at (509)459-5496 or (800)789-0029 ext. 5496 or by e-mail at rebeccan@spokesman.com.




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