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Two police officers arresting a black man in Cincinnati, Ohio. Rioting erupted in the Avondale section of Cincinnati, Ohio, on April 8, 1968, five days after the assassination of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The rioting was touched off by an accidental shooting. A man, James Smith, armed with a shotgun, was trying to protect his property from looters. A person approached Smith, grabbed the barrel of the shotgun, causing the gun to accidentally fire, killing Smith's wife. A rumor spread that "a white policeman had shot a colored woman," according to the Cincinnati Enquirer, April 9, 1968.

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Ohio Historical Society AV 3, AL06906 from the Jack Klumpe Collection Collection.

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7/12/2006 14:43

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