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November 14, 2012

Pittsburgh Photos the Day After Martin Luther King’s Assassination

CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

PITTSBURGH PHOTOS 

THE DAY AFTER

MARTIN LUTHER KING’S ASSASSINATION

The evening of November 13, 2012, Chuck and Sal Martin sat in the comfort of their living room with their neighbors Rock and Elaine. They watched Horizons on WQED-Ch. 13.

I wonder: did Chuck wonder who that “old guy” on the television was, like he expected to?

Recently Chris Moore, host of the show, drove from Pittsburg to the tiny community of Jones Mills on Route 31 just east of Route 711, to interview Chuck (to read more about that visit click on Chris Moore Was in Jones Mills (PA) to Interview Chuck Martin ).

Below are several photographs from the aired interview (taken on my simple camera with difficulty):

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November 12, 2012

Chris Moore Was in Jones Mills (PA) to Interview Chuck Martin

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CHRIS MOORE WAS IN JONES MILLS (PA)

TO INTERVIEW CHUCK MARTIN

Sal and Chuck Martin often attend Mello Mike in Ligonier, Pennsylvania, where they enjoy meeting with friends, dining on Ligonier Tavern food, and listening to music and readings by local musicians and writers. Often, they themselves read work that they’ve written.

However, on November 13th they will not be attending Mello Mike. They will be sitting in the comfort of their living room, with neighbors Rock Foster and his wife, watching television.

And Chuck will be wondering who that “old guy” on the television is.

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Truth be known? It’s Chuck Martin himself.

Recently Chris Moore, host of Ch. 13-WQED television show Black Horizons, drove from Pittsburg to the tiny community of Jones Mills on Route 31 just east of Route 711.

Chuck is a person of interest because of a series of photographs he took on April 4, 1968—-the day after Rev. Martin Luther King was assassinated.

At the time, many major cities were in flames and rioting was rampant, according to Chuck.

He felt compelled to document what happened in Pittsburgh when (more…)

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