Columbia 1968 and the World



Columbia 1968 and the World
Thursday, April 24, 2008

A look at what was going on in the nation and the world in 1968, from the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. to the abdication of Lyndon Johnson, from the Tet Offensive in Vietnam to Prague Spring in Czechoslovakia, from the Eugene McCarthy campaign to the tumultuous Democratic Party convention in Chicago. It was a truly remarkable year.

  • Tom Hayden, activist, principal author of the Port Huron Statement, former California legislator
  • Mark Kurlansky, writer and author of “1968: The Year that Rocked the World.”
  • William Sales, Member Hamilton Hall Steering Committee, Associate Professor, Africana and Diaspora Studies, Seton Hall University
  • Victoria de Grazia, Professor of History and Director of the Institute for the Study of Europe, Columbia University

Moderator: Robert Friedman, Columbia ’69, journalist and former Editor of the Columbia Daily Spectator

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