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First Name
Last Name
Independent Scholar
Website URL
Washington, D.C., civil disturbances, 1968
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Personal Info

About Me

Kyla Sommers holds a Ph.D. in American history from the George Washington University. Her dissertation, entitled “I Believe in the City,” examines the Black Freedom Struggle and the 1968 civil disturbances in Washington, D.C. She is the former editor-in-chief of the History News Network.

Recent Publications

Covid-19′s disruptions echo the disturbances that followed MLK’s assassination,” Washington Post, April 4, 2020

How politicians use fear of cities like Baltimore to stoke white resentment,” Washington Post, July 29, 2019



Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
20th century
Expertise by Topic
Politics, Race, Rebellion & Revolution, Urban History