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Racial Tension Mounts Here Following King’s Death
April 18, 1968
This April 18, 1968 front page feature published in the Guilford College student newspaper, The Guilfordian, reports on events occurring on the Guilford campus following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as well as the range of feelings expressed by members of the college community. The college held a memorial service and a silent vigil on the edge of campus before the City of Greensboro imposed a curfew. The curfew was put in place following an incident at North Carolina A&T State University where three police officers were shot. As part of the curfew, the National Guard set up a blockade on Friendly Road in front of the college to, “prevent unauthorized vehicles from entering Greensboro.”
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