Bell Ringers

Bell Ringer: 1968 Washington, DC Riots

1968 Washington, DC Riots

Author and Historian Samuel Walker discussed the damage done during the Washington, DC Riots of 1968, as well as the cause of the unrest.

Description

Author and Historian Samuel Walker discussed the damage done during the Washington, DC Riots of 1968, as well as the cause of the unrest.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • What were the catalysts for the riots in Washington, DC?
  • Describe the aftermath of the April, 1968 riots in Washington, DC. How many people died as result of the riots? What were the estimated property damage costs in today's numbers? How many businesses and jobs were lost?

Additional Resources

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • Assassination
    • Civil Rights
    • Crime
    • Martin Luther King
    • Police Brutality
    • Poverty
    • Riot
    • Unemployment

    Topics

    State HistoryU.S. History

    Grades

    High SchoolUniversity