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  • 1968 The Year That Rocked The World Mark Kurlansky
  • Brief Overview
    • Black Power
    • Vietnam
    • U.S. Election
    • Czechoslovakia/Soviets
    • Biafran War
    • Summer Olympics
    • France
    • Yippie/Student Groups and Protests
  • Black Power/Equalitiy
    • King and Carmichael
    • SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Comittee)
    • Sit-ins
    • Smith and Carlos
  • Vietnam
    • Worst year of war
    • Draft = protests
    • Walter Cronkite
    • Abbie Hoffman
    • Political Issue in election
  • Election Year
    • Sen. Robert Kennedy
    • Eugene McCarthy
    V.S
  • Biafran War
    • Nigerians cut rebel Biafrans off from outside world
    • People Starving
    • No way of sending supplies to starving people
  • Summer Olympics/Mexico
  • Czechoslovakia/Soviets
    • Alexander Dubcek
    • Closely tied with Soviet Union
    • Dubcek started to hint at multi-party government – closer to democracy
    • Soviets Invaded
  • France
    • Students in universities were EXTREMELY limited
    • Cohn-Bendit
    • “ Paris was wonderful then, everyone was talking”
    • Enrages
  • Yippies/Student Protests
    • Youth International Party
    • Word of protests spread to Europe
    • Columbia University
    • Chicago Festival of Life