DAY BY DAY: 1968 January 25, 1968. Mia Farrow and Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.Associated Press Wirephoto January 31, 1968. Jimi Hendrix at news conference in Pan Am building. Star File Photos February 2, 1968. Viet Cong guerrilla executed by police chief. AP Wirephoto February 9, 1968. Elvis and Priscilla Presley with their newborn daughter. United Press International, Inc. March 28, 1968. Memphis police with man charged with looting. AP Wirestory April 4, 1968. Jesse Jackson and Ralph Abernathy with Martin Luther King Jr. the day before he was assassinated. AP Wirephoto April 5, 1968. A glass littered street after Federal troops were called in D.C.. United Press International, Inc. April 10, 1968. Injured troops await medical evacuation after Operation Pegasus. United Press International, Inc. April 13, 1968. Yip-Out in Sheep Meadow, Central Park, NYC. Keystone Press Agency April 20, 1968. Norma Bigtree stands among cigar store carvings of ancestors. A.P. Wirephoto April 24, 1968. Protester in office of Columbia University President smoking his cigars. LIFE Magazine April 28, 1968. SDS leader Mark Rudd demands amnesty for students. United Press International, Inc. May 31, 1968. Over 200,000 workers demonstrate in Paris. Keystone Press Agency June 4, 1968. Senator Robert F. Kennedy on the floor of the Ambassador Hotel shortly after being shot. UPI Telephoto June 28, 1968. Women’s Conference on Equal Rights in Industry in England. Keystone Press Agency July 10, 1968. Presidential hopeful Richard Nixon in Chicago. UPI Telephoto July 12 , 1968. Muhammad Ali confers with James Farmer. AP Wirephoto July 20, 1968. Negro demonstrators boo former Governor George Wallace while white supporters cheer. United Press International, Inc. August 9, 1968. Sammy Davis Jr. and Peter Lawford in Salt and Pepper. SP August 21, 1968. A Soviet tank moves past Wenceslaus statue in Prague after USSR’s invasion of Czechoslovakia. United Press International, Inc. August 24, 1968. A blood-covered Czech flag is held in front of a burning Red Army tank in Prague. United Press International, Inc. August 27, 1968. NBC newsman says he was struck by a policeman after an anti-war demonstration in Lincoln Park, Chicago. Chicago Sun Times August 30, 1968. Chicago anti-war demonstrators rest against a sign saying Make Love, Not War. UPI Telephoto September 4, 1968. Police removed a protester in Berkeley after three days of violent protests. Wirephoto September 10, 1968. Billy Graham draws a parallel between America today and ancient Jerusalem during his final message at the Coliseum in L.A. United Press International, Inc. September 12, 1968. Just married Austrian couple Karl Talasch and his bride in Czechoslovakia ignore tanks. United Press International, Inc October 1, 1968. Jerry Rubin, a peace protester whose demonstration interrupted the Democratic National Convention, is removed from his hearing at the House Committee on Un-American Activities. AP Wirephoto October 7, 1968. Abbie Hoffman in a flag shirt at a demonstration. Spokesman Review October 17, 1968. Tommie C. Smith and John Carlos give the Black Power salute at the medal ceremony at the Olympic Games in Mexico City. Associated Press November 7, 1968. Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman elected to Congress. Associated Press November 27, 1968. Protest buttons on an old hat. United Press International, Inc. December 3, 1968. Militant demonstrator is arrested at San Francisco State College as police tried to quell demonstrations. United Press International, Inc. December 28, 1968. The Beatles line up behind the flag. Stephen Goldblat, Camera Press London STUDENT CONTRIBUTIONS Self-Immolation of Thich Quang Duc during the Buddhist Crisis 1963 in South Vietnam. Submitted by: Rise Kuo Amy Solomon becomes first woman to register for classes at Yale. Submitted by: Natalie Spindler Submitted by: Evan Kielmeyer Anti-war protest in Harlem, 1968. SUbmited by: Amy Gately Cal Tech 1968 Star Trek Protest. Submitted by: Benjamin Twohig “During the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, two black athletes staged a silent demonstration against racial discrimination in the United States.” Submitted by: Ziyang Xiang Civil Rights marchers wear placards while US National Guards block the street in Memphis, TN on March 29, 1968. Image from: the Atlantic. Submitted by: Hyun Ji Yim Josef Koudelka / Magnum Photos / East News. Submitted by: James Cacciola Robert F. Kennedy campaigns in Detroit, May 1968. Photo by Andrew Sacks. Submitted by: Stavros Piperis An American soldier with the First Army Division sleeps atop a sandbag bunker during a monsoon downpour following heavy Vietcong sniper and mortar fire near Phuc Vihn, South Vietnam. Photo by Toshio Sakai/UPI. 1968 Pulitzer Prize Winner in Feature Photography. Submitted by: Nolan Constantine Youths carrying crucifix on their way to attend burial of a friend shot by the Russians on August 27, 1968 in Prague, Czechoslovakia. Submitted by: Josh Elbaz A student hurling rocks at the police in Paris during the May 1968 student uprising. Submitted by: William Knight April 4, 1968: Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. Several of his friends point out his attacker, as King’s body lies at their feet. Submitted by: Daniel Young The first interracial kiss on television seen on “Star Trek.” Submitted by: Joan Kennedy Striking members of Memphis Local 1733 hold signs whose slogan symbolized the sanitation workers’ 1968 campaign. 1968 Students standing outside a barricaded Hamilton Hall during the 1968 Columbia University student protests. Submitted by Luis Fialho Ouyang Xiang, son of a denounced former Party secretary in Heilongjiang province, being persecuted during the Cultural Revolution for sending an unsigned letter to the local revolutionary committee in his father’s defense, Harbin, November 1968. The sign around his neck bears his name and the date of his offending letter. When he tried to shout ‘Long live Chairman Mao,’ his mouth was stuffed with a glove. Several days later he was pushed out of a third-story window; the official report called his death a suicide. Submitted by Stephanie Liu Stonewall Inn, Manhattan, a few days after the Stonwall uprising (June 28, 1969). Larry Morris, The New York Times. Submitted by: Daniel Garzon-Maldonado Bobby Hutton and Bobby Seale lead a contingent of Black Panthers carrying loaded rifles in a provocative protest at the state Capitol in Sacramento in May 1967, just months after bursting onto the civil rights scene. Submitted by: Emily Mrenna 1968 Paris Riots. Submitted by: Jacob Hermann Student Protests in Pakistan against the military dictatorship government led by Ayub Khan (Shughal). Submitted by: Terrence O’Brien South Vietnamese peasant Do Chuc holds up the mutilated hand of his son, Do Ba, as he tells reporters at the Song My Resettlement Center about the slaying of 370 civilians in the hamlet of Tu Cung which became known as the My Lai Massacre. Submitted by: Andrew Mettias 2,500 people took part in the 24-hour Lie-In for Peace at Victoria Park in early July 1969, when the war in Vietnam was at its height. The My Lai massacre of about 300 civilians by U.S. troops had occurred that March. Submitted by: Andrew Mattias Some 15,000 Latino high school students in Los Angeles walk out of classes to press their demand for a better education. (Los Angeles Public Library). Submitted by: Michaela Gacnik Helmets used in Japanese student protests in Universities. Helmets often had slogans or the names of the department the student belonged to to show solidarity. In 1968 when protests at universities was “peaking” roughly 70% of universities and colleges were protesting corruption within administrations or poor treatment of students. Submitted by Alicia Clow The sign reads: “Anyone who has nowhere to go, come join us! Fight against the Enterprise. Beheiren (acronym for Vietnam peace association)”. The anti-Vietnam war movement in Japan was very big. Some activists helped American soldiers defect, and many saw the US fighting in Asia as an extension of their grievances with the unequal US-Japan security alliance that came under major debate and protest in 1960 and again in 1970. Submitted by: Alicia Clow Civil Rights Protest 1960s. Photographer unknown. Submitted by: Victoria Trinh Solidarity march honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. after his assassination. Memphis, Tennessee, April 6, 1968. Benedict J. Fernandez. Submitted by: Victoria Trinh Washington D.C., October 21, 1967. During a march on the Pentagon to protest the war in Vietnam, Jan Rose Kasmir presented a wonderful picture of peace-loving American youth. Submitted by: Chris Zhang. Jill Freedman Policeman with Baton Facing Demonstrators, Poor Peoples Campaign, Washington, D.C., 1968 Vintage gelatin silver print, printed ca. 1968. Submitted by: Abyan Mohamed Daniel Cohn-Bendit, one of the leaders of the French student protests, in front of the Sorbonne, Paris, May 1968. Submitted by: Patrick Fitzgerald Martin Luther King Jr. Funeral Procession. Submitted by: Terence O’Brien Medic James E. Callahan of Pittsfield, Mass., gives mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to a dying soldier in war zone D, about 50 miles northeast of Saigon, June 17, 1967. Thirty-one men of the 1st Infantry Division were reported killed in the guerrilla ambush, with more than 100 wounded. Photo by Henri Huet. Submitted by: Francine Almeda.
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