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A Shortcut Through 1968

May 01, 1998
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Nineteen sixty-eight was a year that brought the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy. The Vietnam War took a record number of casualties. Many cities burned as people took to the streets against the war and against racism. It was also a year of political trials like the conspiracy trial of the Chicago 8 stemming from the protests at the 1968 Democratic Convention and the trial of the Catonsville 9 for burning draft files in Maryland. It was also a time of intense resistance on college campuses across the country.

Later in the show. But first we want to journey back to some of the events and music from 1968.

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A shortcut through 1968


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