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Race Riots, Chicago, Illinois, 1968Download nowEnlargeShow similar images

Title: Race Riots, Chicago, Illinois, 1968

Description: Fires rage along Madison Street in the West Side black ghetto of the city following widespread rioting and acts of arson by blacks enraged at the assassination of Martin Luther King; firefighters were helpless in that residents pelted them with rocks, fired guns at them and even chopped their hoses in their attempts to put out the fires that consumed a twenty-eight block stretch of buildings along the corridor between Roosevelt Road on the south and Chicago Avenue on the north where 210 buildings were destroyed at a cost of $10 million; more than five hundred black persons were injured and eleven killed, while more than 3,000 blacks were arrested for crimes raging from arson to looting; President Lyndon Johnson ordered 5,000 National Guard troops to enter the city to subdue the prolonged rioting;

Location: Chicago, Illinois, April 4, 1968

Category: Disasters

Topic: Fires

Keywords: arson, firefighters, fires, rioters, rioting, riots, troops

Orientation: Landscape

Dimensions: 4200 x 2838 (11.92 MPixels) (1.48)

Print Size: 35.6 x 24.0 cm; 14.0 x 9.5 inches

File Size: 68.37 MB (71,687,322 Bytes)

Resolution: 300 x 300 dpi

Color Depth: 16.7 million (24 BitsPerPixel)

Compression: None

Image Number: 0000060039c

Source: Jay Robert Nash Collection

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