Friday, March 30, 2018

Denver Press Club Hosts 1968, A Year of Turmoil and Transition

People say that 2018 is a year of such extraordinary political chaos and disruption that it must be unique in American history. Only the Civil War seems to compare. But, 1968 saw even more violence, turmoil and disruption.
  • War: 500,000 troops in Vietnam, anti-draft riots, closing down campuses, peace with honor
  • Race: MLK assassinated, urban riots, Black Panthers 
  • Politics: Democratic Party in disarray, “The whole world is watching,” Southern strategy, George Wallace, Richard Nixon
  • Polarization: war, race, drugs, feminism, generational gap
The Denver Press Club will host a presentation and panel titled, “1968, A Year of Turmoil and Transition,” on May 8 at 6:30 pm with social hour beginning at 5:30 pm.

I am blogging on the major events of 1968, starting with Vietnam and presidential politics.

Read blogs:
Walter Cronkite Calls Vietnam a Stalemate
March 1968: The Political Hinge

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