October 1 1979 / fromthearchive / Globe staff photo by Bill Greene / Representative Mel King addresses about 1800 demonstrators protesting in front of the Holy Cross Cathedral over what they said was racism and violence in the city. This was a response to the shooting of black football player Darryl Williams on September 28, 1979 at a football game in Charlestown. A prayer for Darryl Williams was offered at the Mass.