Glenville Shootout and the Trial of Ahmed Evans

The spring of 1968 had been a tense one across the nation following the tragic assassination of Civil Right Movement leader, Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4th of that year. While cities like Washington D.C., Baltimore, and Chicago erupted with rioting, Cleveland remained relatively calm thanks in part to the leadership of Cleveland Mayor, Carl B. Stokes, the first black mayor of major U.S.