ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A new traveling exhibit debuting Friday at the Minnesota History Center looks back on the tumultuous year of 1968.
“The 1968 Exhibit” traces the escalating war in Vietnam and its growing opposition, the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy, the women’s liberation and black power movements, and the election of President Richard Nixon.READ MORE: Both Directions Of I-694 Closed In North Metro; Large Police Presence In The Area
The exhibit also reflects on the cultural revolution in rock music, movies and television from that year.READ MORE: Calling North Mpls. A ‘War Zone,’ 26 Residents Send Open Letter To Gov. Requesting State Troopers Or Nat’l Guard
The 5,000-square-foot exhibit is divided into 12 sections — one for each month of the year. Visitors will be able to use mobile devices to access a website featuring film footage and oral history excerpts.
The 1968 exhibit will be on display at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul through Feb. 20, 2012.MORE NEWS: Spit On Cops And Get Charged In Hennepin County? Depends On Whether You Avoid Their Faces
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