Hutton killing shakes Black Panther Party
Controversial death comes days after King's assassination in Memphis
On April 6, 1968, America was in turmoil.
Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. had been assassinated two days earlier while standing on a second-floor balcony at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. His killer was on the loose and the U.S. Army was in Chicago quieting the riots that had erupted in the wake of King's murder.