‘1968 Project’ Book Review

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on February 13, 2012

The 1968 Project
By the Minnesota Historical Society Staff
Softcover, 240 pages ($24.95)

The peak of the Vietnam War, the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy, nudity on Broadway, Richard Nixon preparing to enter the White House, Black Power at the Olympic Games, Earthlings’ first full view of their home planet from space—it was a heady year for America. A companion book to a major new traveling museum exhibition, this thoughtful collection of eyewitness accounts, iconic graphics and archival photos picks up and sorts out all the social, political and cultural pieces that made 1968 a mosaic of change in a turbulent time.

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