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PHOTOS: Ben’s Chili Bowl Honors MLK With a March and Vigil

PHOTOS: Ben’s Chili Bowl Honors MLK With a March and Vigil

Ben’s Chili Bowl stayed open during the 1968 riots that followed Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s death on April 4, 1968, and on Wednesday the famous U Street, Northwest, restaurant hosted a march and vigil to honor King 50 years later.

Oliver W. Johnson Jr holds his painting of the Martin Luther King memorial.
Artgillumo and his portrait of Dr. King. He was also selling prints of MLK, Barack Obama, and Marion Barry.

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