The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. had profound effects on the country, with some 125 cities erupting in civil unrest.
In Baltimore, the killing of the civil rights leader in Memphis, Tenn., on April 4, 1968, lead to unrest, protests and ultimately looting, fires and rioting that tore apart the city.
From April 6 to 14, the Baltimore Riots of 1968 resulted in six deaths, 700 injuries, 5,900 arrests, 1,000 small businesses damaged or robbed, and $12 million in property damage.
The Sun was there, to capture the unrest and the destruction that forever changed Baltimore City. Here are some of The Sun’s and The Evening Sun’s pages and pictures from those days.