Memphis, Tennessee looting that followed the break-up of a march led by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

March 28, Memphis, Tennessee, USA: A police officer uses his nightstick on a youth reportedly involved in the looting that followed the break-up of a march led by Dr Martin Luther King Jr.

March 29, Memphis, Tennessee: National guardsmen brandishing bayonets block civil rights activists trying to stage a protest on Beale Street. The marching demonstrators, wearing signs which read ‘I Am A Man’, were also flanked by tanks

ASSASINATIONS COMMERCE/ECONOMY

Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy

On June 5, 1968, 42-year-old presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy was mortally wounded shortly after midnight PDT at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. He had just won the California presidential primaries in the 1968 election. After winning the California and South Dakota primary elections for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States, […]

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COMMERCE/ECONOMY SPORTS

1968 Olympics Human Rights Salute

The 1968 Olympics Human Rights Salute was a political demonstration conducted by African-American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos during their medal ceremony on October 16, 1968, at the 1968 Summer Olympics in the Olympic Stadium in Mexico City. After Smith and Carlos won gold and bronze medals, respectively, in the 200-meter running event, they […]

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COMMERCE/ECONOMY INTERNATIONAL PROTESTS

The Prague Spring of 1968

The Prague Spring of 1968 is the term used for the brief period of time when the government of Czechoslovakia led by Alexander Dubček seemingly wanted to democratise the nation and lessen the stranglehold Moscow had on the nation’s affairs. The Prague Spring ended with a Soviet invasion, the removal of Alexander Dubček as party […]

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