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The first of a two-part editorial was published in the Greenfield Recorder two days after the assassination of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. The killing, followed by rioting in many African-American neighborhoods, seemed to destroy King's "dream" of non-violent change. The editors capture the pessimism of those months, declaring that "the moral condition of the nation has reached a deplorable state." They criticize the violent minority who "take the law into their own hands" but also the moderate majority who ignore "poverty and oppression."


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"Black Tragedy-" editorial from Greenfield Recorder newspaper

publisher   Greenfield Recorder
date   Apr 6, 1968
location   Greenfield, Massachusetts
width   3.5"
height   4.25"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
item type   Periodicals/Newspaper
accession #   #L08.007

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"Civil Rights Report" cartoon from Greenfield Recorder newspaper

"Gun Controls" editorial in Greenfield Recorder newspaper

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