The Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Baltimore Riots of 1968: 1 p.m. For ages 11-adults. We do not know what Martin Luther King, Jr. would have preached on Palm or Easter Sunday, 1968, because on April 4th he was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. What we do know is that as his body was interred, America exploded in the greatest spate of domestic violence since the Civil War. Peter Levy examines uprisings that took place across the United States, with a special focus on the one that took place in Baltimore, Maryland, which played a crucial role in the rise of Spiro Agnew as a national symbol of the New Right. Peter Levy is Professor of History at York College, Pennsylvania. He has numerous publications on the Civil Rights movement. He holds a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Ph.D. from Columbia University. This program is part of the Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle grant, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. A Celebrating America program.