From the Vault: 1968 Politics and Culture

This week, Pacifica Radio Archives presents an original documentary titled Revolution Rewind: 1968 Year in Review  a 40th Anniversary celebration of a year in which a radical wave crashed across the globe, changing the world and its people politically, socially, and culturally.
Wars, marches, elections, assassinations, human rights, civil rights, womens rights, the explosion of consciousness and creativity no event took place in isolation; the Vietnam War ducked and wove through 1968, depositing destruction and igniting defiance against injustice; students worldwide took to the streets to not only speak out against social ills in their own land  but also in support of their international brethren; civil rights campaigners spoke in unity about the need for equal rights and respect; and a new battle  the war of words  is penned amidst the tide of change brought to artists struggling to comprehend and express the social and political upheaval surrounding them. And Pacifica Radio was there to capture it all

Featured this week is Part One of this special documentary, which focuses on the politics and culture of 1968, with audio selections ranging from Pacificas courageous and uncensored coverage of the Vietnam War, to Martin Luther King, Jr., members of the Black Panther Party, Cesar Chavez, Robert Kennedy, the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Pete Seeger, Jesse Jackson, Muhammad Ali, Ayn Rand, and many more.

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