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Friday, April 4, 2008

King Assassination Remembrance

On the day that Dr. King was assassinated, I was attending college at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland. We were to be out of school the following week for Easter/Spring Break. People began looting and destroying property in downtown Baltimore so a curfew was imposed on the city and the school administration decided to let school out a few days earlier for the Easter Spring Break. Because of the curfew and all the problems downtown, I decided to fly home for spring break instead of taking the bus. That was the first time I had ever flown on an airplane. But aside from that, I’ll never forget that time in history.

Joy Hankins