Nation: MAYHEM & MISHAP: How They Died

THOUGH the loss of lives was astonishingly low, 43 Americans (39 of them men) died as a result of the riots that followed Martin Luther King's murder. Of these, 36 were Negroes; 14, all but one of them Negroes, were under 21 years old. Bullets slew 25 of the victims. Unknown assailants took the lives of eight; nine were slain by private citizens; police killed 13. Ten died in fires or from inhaling smoke and three from other causes. In contrast with last summer's bloodbath, not one killing was blamed on the National Guard or the federal troops who were called...

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