J. Samuel Walker

J. Samuel Walker is a historian who has published books on topics that include President Truman and the use of the atomic bomb, the Three Mile Island nuclear accident, and the creation of March Madness.

The Night MLK Died, Washington Burned

In an excerpt from his book Most of 14th Street is Gone: The Washington, DC Riots of 1968, J. Samuel Walker reconstructs the night and day following the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., when parts of Washington, D.C., erupted.