1968: The Year the Dream Died
Presented by Briscoe Center for American History
1968 was one of the most tumultuous years in American history, “the year the dream died,” according to reporter Jules Witcover, “when the sensitivities and nerve endings of millions of Americans were assaulted almost beyond bearing.” The year’s riots, assassinations, resignations, and innovations stand out because of how they were documented. The Briscoe Center’s news media collections—including Witcover’s papers—speak powerfully to 1968’s themes and events. Journalists recorded not simply what happened, but how it felt and how it would be remembered. All materials on display are drawn from collections housed at the center. When not on display, these items are available to researchers in the center’s reading room.
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