dc1968

curated project commemorating the 50th anniversary of 1968 in dc

dedicated to bobby r. hale
28 august 1968 & remembering 1967, 1963 and 1955

28 august 1968 & remembering 1967, 1963 and 1955

#OTD 28 August 1968 It was the one-year anniversary of National Welfare Rights Organization activists staging a sit-in on Capitol Hill to demand welfare rights. It was the five-year anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. It was the 13-year anniversary of the murder of Emmett Till by two white men.

Your comments are welcome below. Did you, family members or neighbors commemorate any of these anniversaries in 1968? Were they commemorated at schools, churches, homes, community centers? Do you have photographs and other ephemera? You may comment privately here.

Photo source: Courtesy DCPL Special Collections. August 1963.

29 august 1968 & channing phillips for president

29 august 1968 & channing phillips for president

27 august 1968 & remembering w.e.b. dubois

27 august 1968 & remembering w.e.b. dubois