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Louisville residents surrounded by Kentucky National Guard troops during the 1968 civil rights demonstration.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- In 1968, Louisville police treatment of an African-American man sparked protests that lasted a week, causing long-lasting damage to the Parkland neighborhood and the activation of the National Guard.

Sound familiar?

"As we went back through these two movements, these two demonstrations, these two episodes of unrest and protest -- the parallels between 1968 and 2020 are many," WDRB anchor and reporter Gilbert Corsey says. "They weren't just here and there. There were several."

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WDRB's Gilbert Corsey, right, interviews Manfred Reid, 83, whose physical altercation with Louisville police sparked a week of unrest in the Parkland neighborhood in 1968.

On the latest episode of Uncovered, our news podcast, Corsey discusses how he unearthed information on the 52-year-old events and tracked down sources who were there.

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He also discusses what's changed -- and what has not -- in light of the weeks of protests that erupted in late May over the police killing of Louisville resident Breonna Taylor.

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