The assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King on April 4, 1968 far outshadowed the events on Bowie State's campus. But the repercussions of the student boycott and subsequent arrests remained foremost in local minds. The American Association of University Professors wrote to the Governor, attempting to ameliorate the by-now polarized situation.
In May, Dr. Myers responded to the media and was interviewed, with his daughter, Tama, about the campus protests. Furthermore, in August he wrote a four page letter to parents of students to explain the consequences of the April boycott. But the student arrests still hung heavily over the future of the victims. In November the following year the charges against 227 students were dropped, with the approval of the new Governor, Marvin Mandel, and President Henry.
Spiro T. Agnew avoided further damage to his reputation as governor when he was asked to join Richard M. Nixon on the Republican ticket that fall, as candidate for Vice President.