"1968: The Year That Rocked America" Senator John Heinz History Center | Pittsburgh, Pa. February 2 - May 12, 2013 Presented by UPMC Heath Plan
The year 1968 was a watershed year in American history — a turning point for the nation and its people. A year of vivid colors, startling sounds, and searing images. A turbulent, relentless cascade of events that changed America forever. From assassinations and conflicts, pop culture and free love, civil rights and women's rights, Americans questioned traditional values and authority that sent shockwaves across the country, including in Western Pennsylvania.
A Year to Remember
"1968: The Year That Rocked America," presented by UPMC Health Plan, chronicles the pivotal year in U.S. history that saw assertions of Black Power at the Olympic Games, the national launch of Pittsburgh-produced "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," stardom for Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin, the debut of locally made cult classic "Night of the Living Dead," and the assassinations of Robert F. Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The year began with the Tet Offensive, the deadliest period of an increasingly divisive Vietnam War, and ended with hope for the future, as the Apollo 8 capsule beamed back images of "Earthrise" from the far side of the moon for the first time.
An Exhibit You'll Never Forget
"1968: The Year That Rocked America" features nearly a dozen interactive video presentations and more than 100 evocative artifacts that explore how the year 1968 helped shape our modern world.
For more information, click here: http://www.heinzhistorycenter.org/secondary.aspx?id=215&contentID=867
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