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From the Archives (April 9, 1968): Calm returns to most U.S. cities

Widespread overnight curfews and a massive show of force by police, National Guardsmen and army troops appeared to have reestablished calm in most of America’s troubled eastern and southern cities at dawn to-day [April 8]. But the authorities were not prepared to say that the worst was definitely over, after a wave of violence following the assassination of the Civil Rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, in Memphis, Tennessee, last Thursday. Twenty-nine people were dead, nearly 2,000 injured and about 10,000 were under arrest.

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