1968 in the News

1968 is often referred to at "The Year That Changed the World." The political assasinations, the increasingly unpopular war in Vietnam, the national election that produced President Nixon, and the dawning of the understanding that "the medium is the message" all reflected rapid change in the country and the world. And yet--much of the news reflected the mundane or trivial as well as the life-changing events of the era.

Forty years later, much has changed...and much remains the same.

Front-page news

The year ends on a high note.



This website is currently under development and will be updated periodically. Images are from the editor's collecton of photos, and scans from print journals from 1968. If you would like to offer comments or suggestions contact the webmaster at thatwasthen1968@gmail.com

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