1968 Presidential Election

Professor Margaret O’Mara talked about the 1968 presidential election and the events that affected the outcome. She spoke about how the… read more

1968 Presidential Election Professor Margaret O’Mara talked about the 1968 presidential election and the events that affected the outcome. She spoke about how the Vietnam War eroded political support for President Lyndon Johnson and helped lead to his decision not to seek reelection. She also described, month by month, events leading up the election, such as student protests, the rise of the Black Power movement, and the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy. close

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1968 Presidential Election

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Program ID:
423495-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
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Speech
Location:
Seattle, Washington, United States
First Aired:
May 13, 2017 | 7:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
May 21, 2017 | 10:30am EDT | C-SPAN 3

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  • May 13, 2017 | 7:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 14, 2017 | 12:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 21, 2017 | 10:30am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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