1960s CIVIL UNREST
The Sixties still looms large in American history as one of its most chaotic and inspiring epochs. Brave African-American men and women demanded racial equality in the United States. The public cried out against the Vietnam War. Tragic political assassinations of JFK, MLK, RFK, Malcolm X and many others scarred a nation. The 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago was marred by police violence against demonstrators. Workers united to end unfair labor practices. Whether fighting for long overdue civil rights, protesting the unpopular war in Vietnam or experiencing police brutality in Chicago, a new generation was finding its voice and making it heard.
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