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Echoes of 1968

Dec 24, 2008 — On Christmas Eve 1968, people around the globe watched a live broadcast from Apollo 8 of the first humans ever to orbit the moon. The mission altered the way earthlings saw themselves and their world.
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Nov 4, 2008 — While Rep. Shirley Chisholm was the first black woman to win a seat in Congress, a long line of black women have followed in her footsteps. Here's a list of the black women who have served on Capitol Hill in the past 40 years.
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Nov 4, 2008 — Shirley Chisholm is often remembered as the first black woman to run for president. But before she went for the top spot, the former educator had already made history: Forty years ago this week, she won a seat in the mostly male, mostly white House of Representatives.
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Oct 31, 2008 — On Oct. 31, 1968, President Lyndon Johnson ordered a halt in bombing missions over Vietnam, implementing Gen. Creighton Abrams' "clear and hold" strategy. Today that counterinsurgency strategy is showing some promise in Iraq.
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Sep 5, 2008 — Think the feminists who protested the 1968 Miss America pageant in the name of women's liberation burned their bras? Think again. No bras were set aflame that September day. But the idea that they were helped launch the movement onto the national stage.
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Sep 1, 2008 — Forty years ago, the best picture nominees signaled a stirring in Hollywood — an appetite for revolutionary realism, socially conscious stories and movies targeted at the long-ignored youth audience.
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Aug 25, 2008 — Many Democrats saw the unruly 1968 convention in Chicago as one of the reasons they lost the presidential election to Richard Nixon that year. That defeat and a landslide loss four years later led the Democrats to change the way they approached conventions.
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Aug 23, 2008 — Democrats are gathering for their national convention in Denver with the party divided and the country mired in an unpopular war. The situation was similar 40 years ago when Democrats convened in Chicago, amid battles between protesters and police. What happened then still influences political protests today.
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Aug 24, 2008 — The lessons Richard M. Daley learned from his father's missteps during the chaos of the 1968 Democratic Convention helped him claim — and hold — the seat behind the Chicago mayor's desk where his father served for 21 years.
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Aug 22, 2008 — Tourists in the Czech Republic are not likely to find a plaque commemorating the failed democratization process known as Prague Spring and the generation of 1968. Critics say people want to forget there was a period of communism in Prague.
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