Photo of a mannequin hit in 1968
A mannequin wearing just a pair of high heels being shot more than ten times in the head, chest and lower body. A vague outline of men who appear to be soldiers holding guns can be seen in the background in mist or rain.
A standing figure of a misplaced mannequin and debris scattered on the ground. This photo was taken in the morning after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., on a street in Washington, D.C. where violent riot took place. One may even feel a sense of calmness from the atmosphere, emphasizing the intensity of the riot.
On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr., a leader of African-American civil rights movement, was assassinated in Tennessee where he was visiting for a campaign stop. King was fatally shot by White Supremacist James Earl Ray at Lorraine Motel in Memphis during a meeting for a rally. Several hours after the assassination, a riot broke out among African Americans in Washington, D.C., which later spread nationwide.