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Today on Your Call: How did 1968 change American history?

Apr 4, 2012

On today's Your Call, we’ll talk about the year 1968 and why it was such a watershed moment.  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4th, 1968.  In the same year: The Tet Offensive killed tens of thousands in Vietnam.  Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated.  Women threw their bras into a public trash can to protest the Miss America Pageant.  Apollo 8 orbited the moon.  A current exhibit at the Oakland Museum highlights the events of 1968.  How did they change the fabric of our society?  What do you remember about 1968?  Join us at 10 or email  What can we learn today from the victories and the setbacks of 1968?  It’s Your Call with Holly Kernan, and you.



Clayborne Carson, professor of history at Stanford University; director of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute; and director of the King Papers Project

Louise Pubols, senior curator of history for the Oakland Museum of California


YouTube: Dr. King’s Final Speech-- “I’ve been to the Mountaintop” 

Oakland Museum of California: “1968”

Stanford-based Martin Luther King Jr. Institute for Research and Education

Immanuel Wallerstein