But I had already begun the project; and really, what topic more deserves a trip in the wayback machine this week?
|"The Nation Is Shamed — Again" by "T.S." in Washington Afro-American, Washington, D.C., April 9, 1968|
Surely Dr. King's legacy influenced King Features' decision to syndicate Shearer's comic strip centered on Black American children in an un-whitewashed urban setting.
|"Leadership..." by Robert S. Pious for Continental Features, April, 1968|
|"Civil Rights Report" by Herblock in Washington Post, April, 1968|
In those first days of April, 1968, editorial cartoonists must have felt inundated by the monumentally important news events cascading one after another. You may have become numb to the barrage of earthshaking news we feel on a minute-by-minute basis every day of the Corrupt Trump Administration in which this morning's lead story is this afternoon's sidebar; but 1968 was before the age of Twitter, or 24-hour news channels propelling the national conversation.
|"Below Olympus" by Frank Interlandi in Los Angeles Times, April, 1968|
Dr. King, admitting a mistake had been made when he joined the march without having done some intelligence work or brought in staffers to control the violent element declared:
"Riots are here. Riots are part of the ugly atmosphere of our society now."
|"What So Proudly We Hailed—" by Reginald Manning in Arizona Republic, April, 1968|
|"Note to Congress" by Jack Knox in Nashville Banner, April 6, 1968|
|"His Truth Goes Marching On—" by Lou Grant in Los Angeles Times, April, 1968|
|"...But His Truth Is Marching On..." by Hugh Haynie in Louisville Courier-Journal, April, 1968|
|"His Spirit Marches On" by Cy Hungerford in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 6, 1968|
|"NOW!" by Pat Oliphant in Denver Post, April, 1968|
|"The Time Has Come to Face the Challenge" by Dan Dowling in Kansas City Star, April, 1968|
|"More Lasting than Flowers" by Bill Crawford in Newark News, April, 1968|