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1968The year that Rocked our world <br />Presentation by: Nia Johnson<br />
The First Week <br />January 1 :Day of peace<br />Pope  12 hr. extension to<br /> Viet Cong announced ceasefire<br />Franc...
Prague Spring- Summary  <br />The Election of Alexander Dubček <br />reformed the Communist government to give more freedo...
Violent vs. Non Violent Protests/LBJ and Vietnam/Anti- War Protests/Eartha Kitt<br />Disagreement among civil rights leade...
Student Protests (Part 1) <br />College demonstrations influenced high school and junior high schools to protest <br />Col...
Student Protests (Part 2)<br />Japanese students were violently protesting the presence of U.S. military in Japan  <br />b...
The Influence of Poetry <br />1968 was a time when poetry mattered<br />NYC offered dial-a-poem<br />-Government pilot pro...
Revolution!<br />Fidel Castro <br />started out with non revolutionary image <br />gained a lot of positive media  in the ...
Hippies and Youth Culture <br />Rock music <br />closely connected to college campuses <br />gave benefit concerts for pol...
The Freedom Can <br />Miss America Pagent <br />-”ideal of American womanhood”<br />-homogeneous pageant <br />-no breakin...
The Influence of a Decade<br />This decade help give a voice to oppressed people<br />Fostered a rebellious,  generation <...
The End <br />
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1968(Draft 2)

  1. 1. Due to the subject matters that this presentation covers, such as sex, drugs, race relations, and other adult topics, viewer discretion is advised. Thank You <br />
  2. 2. 1968The year that Rocked our world <br />Presentation by: Nia Johnson<br />
  3. 3. The First Week <br />January 1 :Day of peace<br />Pope 12 hr. extension to<br /> Viet Cong announced ceasefire<br />France <br />President gives New Years speech <br />Fought Vietnam and Algeria after WWII<br />France in Prosperity <br />America<br />Civil Rights<br />Riot protection <br />Vietnam <br />US Presidential Election<br />
  4. 4. Prague Spring- Summary <br />The Election of Alexander Dubček <br />reformed the Communist government to give more freedoms to the people <br />Added some democracy into the government <br />Reformed too fast, instead of gradually <br />Reforms didn’t go well with the Soviets <br />sent troops to invade Czechoslovakia <br />Saw tit as a threat to communism <br />Dubček expelled as communist leader<br />Most of reforms undid <br />
  5. 5. Violent vs. Non Violent Protests/LBJ and Vietnam/Anti- War Protests/Eartha Kitt<br />Disagreement among civil rights leaders on demonstration methods<br />Both sides agree that they need an event that attracts media attention<br />MLK<br />Star of the Show <br />Media coverage vital to Civil Rights Movement <br />To get coverage, they needed to provide daily short term news stories, sound bites <br />Anything that was “exciting” was a candidate to get on TV<br />Presence of cameras had a impact on civility in debates <br />Pres. Johnson gives State of the Union address <br />Got more coverage than any State of the Union Address<br />Announced the safe streets act <br />Talked about Vietnam <br />Post Johnson SOU Speech Anti-War Movements<br />MLK called for a march on Washington to protest Vietnam War <br />Protest by 5000 women dressed in black protesting Vietnam War <br />Broadway for Peace <br />Wall Street went Anti-War<br />At a dinner Robert Kennedy asked for a show of hands of people who approved of the war and those who didn’t <br />In spite of all of the rigamoro surrounding the SOU speech Johnson was still front runner in the electoral polls <br />Eartha Kitt dinner incident<br />
  6. 6. Student Protests (Part 1) <br />College demonstrations influenced high school and junior high schools to protest <br />Columbia protests<br />new gym that displaces poor blacks in Harlem <br />anti- war movement- day long boycott of classes <br />University of Wisconsin- Madison <br />protesters planted 400 white crosses on the lawn in front administration building <br />Howard University <br />500-1000 students took hold of administration building<br />Protesting lack Black history courses <br />Hippies taken over NYC Grand Central Station <br />militant anti- war demonstration <br />University of Rome <br />1st day 200 students were injured <br />2nd day faulty members were protesting police brutality <br />Italian communists failed in calming students down <br />German student organization<br />organized around protesting the Vietnam War <br />Spain demonstrating against a fascist regime <br />Brazil armed violence failed to keep students in place <br />
  7. 7. Student Protests (Part 2)<br />Japanese students were violently protesting the presence of U.S. military in Japan <br />blocked a US air carrier from docking a Japanese port<br />Cronkite’s visit to Japan covering Eisenhower’s visit<br />UK Student Protests <br />started out with protesting Vietnam then moved to local issues <br />attacked anyone that represented the UK government <br />turned the water in the fountain in Trafalgar Square red <br />Violence took less effort than nonviolence <br />few rebels embraced it <br />SNCC thrilled world with creative nonviolent ideas <br />influenced students as far away as Poland to stage sit-ins <br />”We Shall Overcome”<br />Black freshman sit-in at Woolworth in Greensboro<br />SDS<br />inspired by Greensboro sit-ins<br />Tom Hayden, SDS leader, went on a trip to Berkley <br />Hayden went South to bring food to blacks displaced from their homes for registering to vote <br />hardship and loneliness in the South inspired him to take SDS large scale <br />Freedom Rides <br />invention of SNCC<br />rode busses around the South; whites sat in black sections and vice versa<br />used wrong bathroom <br />provoked white racism all over the South <br />White Southerners responded with violence <br />
  8. 8. The Influence of Poetry <br />1968 was a time when poetry mattered<br />NYC offered dial-a-poem<br />-Government pilot program sent poets around the country to public high schools<br />Robert Lowell<br />Allen Ginsberg<br />Lei Roi Jones <br />Ezra Pound<br />Even though he was an Anti-Semitic fascist, he was the key to poetry of 1968<br />Influenced Dylan Thomas, Lawrence Feringhetti, Allen Ginsburg<br />Rod McKuen<br />Other “poets” of the time <br />Bob Dylan<br />The Doors <br />Eugene McCarthy- Candidate and poet<br />Bobby Kennedy <br />
  9. 9. Revolution!<br />Fidel Castro <br />started out with non revolutionary image <br />gained a lot of positive media in the U.S.<br />The seducer<br />Cuba and Lei Roi Jones <br />At first your average beat poet <br />Latin American writers attacked him for lack of political commitment <br />Helped him apply revolution to the black community <br />Cuba and Ginsburg<br />seduction less successful <br />didn’t like the police persecution of homosexuals and beats<br />Once people realized that it was a real revolution, opinions changed<br />Bay of Pigs<br />Chinese Cultural Revolution <br />initiated by chairman Mao Zedong to force out elements that undermine the revolution<br />Chinese 1968 generation were defenders of Mao- “Red Guard”<br />In practice the revolution was brutal <br />Chinese Revolution influencing Cuba<br />Che Guevara<br />
  10. 10. Hippies and Youth Culture <br />Rock music <br />closely connected to college campuses <br />gave benefit concerts for political causes <br />student represented a large share of record sales <br />album cover were designed for doing drugs and studying it when high <br />LSD<br />made by accident in a Swiss lab <br />acid rock <br />Free Love <br />rock concerts were starts to sexual encounters <br />”Make Love Not War”<br />Columbia Protests<br />Protesting the gym that displaced Harlem residents <br />Occupied a building <br />Violent police attacks<br />
  11. 11. The Freedom Can <br />Miss America Pagent <br />-”ideal of American womanhood”<br />-homogeneous pageant <br />-no breaking news at these events <br />-by the ‘60 it was viewed racist and empty headed <br />Feminist Protesters <br />only wanted to speak to female reporters <br />-throwing “beauty products” like girdles, hair curlers, into the trash can<br />-backlash <br />-labeled as bra-burners- even though there is no proof any bras were burned<br />-protesting the degrading nature of Miss America <br />“The Feminine Mystique”<br />Airline stewardesses<br />Feminist movement rooted in the Civil Rights Movement <br />Women’s Fashion <br />
  12. 12. The Influence of a Decade<br />This decade help give a voice to oppressed people<br />Fostered a rebellious, generation <br />Gave us rights that we take for granted today <br />
  13. 13. The End <br />

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