August 5: Dr Martin Luther King Jr. hit by rocks from the white protesters

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August 5, 1966:  This fateful day; Dr Martin Luther King Jr.  was hit by rocks from the white protesters.

Civil rights icon Dr Martin Luther King Jr. had stepped out of a car in Marquette Park on this day in August 5, 1966 to lead a march against housing discrimination in an all-white district in Chicago when he was met by an ugly crowd.

This was not entirely new to King, who had braved similar situations during his civil rights crusade in the South, including the brutal attack on a march he had organized in Selma, Ala.

But King soon realized that this mob of white protesters in Chicago was more “hostile and hate-filled”. He and scores of demonstrators would barely begin the march to demand open housing when they were hit by rocks from the white protesters.


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