A Legacy Washington Exhibit from the Office of the Secretary of State Dates: June 26 – October 1, 2020
Change was in the air. Everywhere. From Saigon to Seattle, Paris to Pasco, Memphis and Mexico City. On college campuses, the campaign trail and evergreen peaks, Washingtonians were spurred to action. It was the year when Vietnam, civil rights, women’s liberation, and conservation coalesced—the year when tragedy led the 6 o’clock news with numbing regularity. 1968 changed us in ways still rippling through our society a half-century later. Above all, 1968 showed the power of an individual to make a difference. 1968: The Year That Rocked Washington features profiles of Washingtonians, compelling photos, and artifacts that document the activism and aftershocks of a landmark year in world history.