Category Archives: Vietnam War

My Lai Massacre

“The Mỹ Lai Massacre was the Vietnam War mass killing and gang rape of between 347 and 504 unarmed Vietnamese civilians in South Vietnam on March 16, 1968. It was committed by U.S. Army soldiers from Company C, 1st Battalion, … Continue reading

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Wes Wilson

“Wes Wilson is generally acknowledged as the father of the 60s rock concert poster. In 1968, he received an award from the National Endowment for the Arts for ‘his contributions to American Art.’ He pioneered what is now known as … Continue reading

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Baby boomers

“Baby boomers are the demographic cohort following the Silent Generation. There are no precise dates for when this cohort starts or ends; demographers and researchers typically use starting birth years ranging from the early-to-mid 1940s and ending birth years ranging … Continue reading

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The Ken Burns Effect

Gen. William Westmoreland, left, and President Lyndon Johnson in 1968. “With any luck, the television documentary ‘The Vietnam War’ by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick may open the way for a new period of public and academic interest in the … Continue reading

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Poor People’s Campaign

“The Poor People’s Campaign, or Poor People’s March on Washington, was a 1968 effort to gain economic justice for poor people in the United States. It was organized by Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), … Continue reading

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How the Draft Reshaped America

Women burning the draft cards of their husbands and sons during an anti-war protest in 1968. “‘Greeting: You are hereby ordered for induction in the Armed Forces of the United States.’ In 1967, more than 300,000 American men opened envelopes … Continue reading

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Hồ Chí Minh Trail

“The Hồ Chí Minh trail (also known in Vietnam as the ‘Trường Sơn trail’) was a logistical system that ran from the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam) to the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam) through the kingdoms of Laos … Continue reading

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