1968 Exhibit

1968 Exhibit War in Vietnam. Riots at home. The assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr and Robert F. Kennedy. In 1968, we saw it all. The 1968 Project examines this epic year with an exhibit launching in Fall 2011 at the Minnesota History Center.



''When I look at that picture now, I say, 'If I can survive that, I can survive anything.'''



"The 26-day battle for Hue was fought street by street, house by house, room by room. Two-hundred-and-sixteen American troops were killed and another 1,300 were wounded." @CBSSunday @CBSDavidMartin http://cbsn.ws/2noRHjG



The #Newseum's newest exhibit, “1968: Civil Rights at 50,” explores the events that shaped the civil rights movement in 1968 & examines its relationship with the #FirstAmendment in the 1960s. It will be open through Jan. 2, 2019. #CivilRightsAt50 http://bit.ly/2CU1xjn


On this day in 1968: the famous Saigon street ex*****on, photographed by Eddie Adams.

Today in News History: AP photographer Eddie Adams took the Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph of a South Vietnamese general executing a prisoner on a Saigon street on Feb. 1, 1968. Adams's photograph is part of the Newseum's Pulitzer Photographs Gallery.
Adams explains the photograph in this video:


George Wallace's "Segregation Speech," 1963

A new radio documentary about George Wallace's "Segregation" speech, later today on NPR: http://the1968exhibit.org/covering-1968/2013-01/george-wallaces-segregation-speech-1963

Fifty years ago today, George Wallace gave a speech at his inauguration as governor of Alabama that would be remembered as the clearest and most divisive statement of Southern white segregationism, a speech that included the notorious promise: "Segregation today, segregation tomorrow, segregation f...

Otis Redding, "Sitting by the Dock of the Bay," January 8, 1968

TODAY IN THE HISTORY OF 1968! http://www.the1968exhibit.org/covering-1968/2013-01/otis-redding-sitting-dock-bay-january-8-1968

On this date in 1968, one of the iconic records of the decade was released: Otis Redding's "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay." Redding co-wrote the song with guitarist Steve Cropper, and he recorded it in late November 1967, with some more work on it on December 8. Two days later, Redding died in...

"Democratic National Convention"-- words with a decidedly "1968" vibe:http://www.the1968exhibit.org/covering-1968/2012-0...
"Law and Disorder: The Chicago Convention and its Aftermath"

"Democratic National Convention"-- words with a decidedly "1968" vibe:

Now that we're in the middle of the 2012 Democratic National Convention, it might be useful to revisit the most notorious political convention of the last hundred years, that is, the 1968 DNC that took place in Chicago. In fact, the words "Chicago" and "convention," when used together as they are o...

"PROMISES, PROMISES" debuts on Broadway in 1968

"Promises, Promises"-- part of the sound-track of 1968: http://www.the1968exhibit.org/covering-1968/2012-09/promises-promises-debuts-broadway-1968

The lyricist Hal David, longtime collaborator with composer Burt Bacharach, died last week at the age of 91. The David/Bacharach team's greatest success on Broadway came in 1968-- on December 1st, their musical comedy, Promises, Promises--opened in New York. It was based on the classic 1960 Billy ...



Ok, so it really happened in 1969, but "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" premiered on national TV in 1968-- in February in fact, coming out of local "educational TV" in Pittsburgh.

Haven't gotten a chance to see the 1968 Exhibit yet? Don't wait too long because the exhibit closes Feb. 20! However, du...
Hours & Locations

Haven't gotten a chance to see the 1968 Exhibit yet? Don't wait too long because the exhibit closes Feb. 20! However, due to popular demand, we are offering extended hours for the exhibit before it ends. The 1968 Exhibit will be open until 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10 and 17 and Saturday Feb. 11 and 18, as well as regular MHS hours.

10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday; Closed Mondays except Monday February 20 for President's Day


EXTENDED HOURS! Due to popular demand, the 1968 exhibit will be open additional hours. This exhibit will be open until 8 p.m. on these dates: 2/4, 2/10, 2/11, 2/17, & 2/18.

Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1968 assassination sparked responses across the country. In Minnesota, U of M students formed t...
Coffman Memorial Union, University of Minnesota, East Bank Campus, 300 Washington Avenue SE, Minneap

Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1968 assassination sparked responses across the country. In Minnesota, U of M students formed the Afro-American Action Committee to promote equality and rallied outside of Coffman Memorial Union to present their concerns to the university on April 11, 1968. To learn more about local activism in 1968, visit our 1968 Tour of the Twin Cities on Placeography.

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FB is pulling an odd selection of photos for the banner up there: Three Nixon pix (2 from Julie and David's wedding), one Romney, and one "Night of the Living Dead." Is FB editorializing?

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MarthaReeves visits us on an auspicious day! On Jan. 12, 1959, Berry Gordy first formed Tamla Records, which soon became Motown Records.

Columbia/Legacy Recordings Releasing the First of

Big news from Columbia/Legacy Records today. They just announced the release of "Live at the Carousel Ballroom 1968" a previously unavailable concert recording with Big Brother and the Holding Company featuring Janis Joplin. By the way, Janis Joplin's birthday is Jan. 19.

Ducks-Cougars PreviewGAME NOTES: The Oregon Ducks and the Washington State Cougars wil

The Oregon Ducks are 23-20 overall in league openers dating back to the 1968-69 season when the Pac-8 Conference was founded (today its known as the Pac-12.) Tonight the Ducks take on the Washington State Cougars, possibly making it 24-20?

Preview, Summary and Individual and team statistics for the matchup on Thursday, December 29, 2011 between the Oregon Ducks and Washington St. Cougars


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