The Night New York Avoided a Riot

In the days following Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination, more than 100 cities experienced significant civil disturbance. In New York, everyone expected riots but they never came to pass, in large part because of the actions of the city’s then mayor, John Lindsay.

Author: Clay Risen
Published: Jan 16, 2009
Length: 8 minutes (2,215 words)
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