Change was in the air. Everywhere.
From Saigon to Seattle, Paris to Pasco,
Memphis and Mexico City. On college campuses, the
campaign trail and evergreen peaks, Washingtonians were
spurred to action.
It was the year when Vietnam, civil rights, women’s liberation, and
conservation coalesced—the year when tragedy led the 6 o’clock
news with numbing regularity. 1968 changed us in ways still
rippling through our society a half-century later.