Aftermath of the 1968 Washington DC riots following the assassination of Martin Luther King. A car is parked next to a burning building. A sign reads “Waxie Maxie’s Discount Department Store.” The same burning building is seen from a distance.

A bright red fire truck pulls up next to the burning building. A number of firefighters hose the building down with streams of high-pressure water. Rubble covers the wet sidewalk. Firehoses line the street. Water runs down the side of the building as the firefighters soak the structure. The business on the first floor is thoroughly gutted.