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What did it mean to live in D.C. 50 years ago this spring, during the four days of civil unrest in D.C. that followed Martin Luther King Jr.‘s death?

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Writer Michon Boston will present her forthcoming feature about those tumultuous days on Thursday, April 5 at 7 p.m. at The LINE Hotel. The story will come out in City Paper earlier that day. It is an oral history of sorts, featuring people who witnessed the unrest or came to D.C. in the period that followed. Some of them were store owners, others were students who heard announcements from their teachers and principals about what had happened. One man lost his friend in a fire. Those who experienced D.C. in the spring of 1968 remember themselves and their city at a pivotal moment in the history of the city and the country.

This event is free and open to the public. To attend, RSVP here. (The LINE is, incidentally, located on the site of City Paper‘s former office in Adams Morgan.)