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  • Kennedy, John F.@
    Examine the sites for John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States who served from 1961 until his assassination in 1963. Sites feature life, career, speech texts and audio clips, photos, administration, presidential tenure, achievements, and legacy left behind by the youngest ever elected President of the U.S.
  • King, Martin Luther, Jr.@
    Learn about Martin Luther King Jr., the renowned American Civil Rights Movement leader who won Nobel Peace Prize for peacemaking and for promoting nonviolence and equal treatment for different races. Sites offer bio, political career, writings, historical speeches, letter archives, interviews, and online library resources about the political activist and Baptist minister who is regarded as one of America's great orators.
  • Johnson, Lyndon B.@
    Find out about Lyndon B. Johnson, who became the 36th President of the United States following John F. Kennedy's assassination. Sites offer biography, oral history interviews, photos, audio archives, obituary, and essay about the U.S President who designed social reforms called Great Society.
  • Bay of Pigs (11)
  • Malcolm X@
    Find sites for Malcolm X, the American Black Muslim minister and a one-time spokesman for the Nation of Islam. Sites offer biography, political and religious profile, ideology, quotes, interviews, historical clips, and chronicles of life and assassination of the politico-religious leader who was called 'Satan' for his vitriolic hatred for bible, God, and religion in general before his conversion to Islam.
  • Chappaquiddick Incident@
  • Woodstock@
  • Free Speech Movement Archives (FSM)
    Collection of documents, images, links, and contributions from visitors regarding the freedom of speech.
  • Sixties City
    Home of the music, memories, and magic of that most swinging and fun decade, the '60s.
  • Trial of the Chicago Seven
    Chronology, and trial documents.
    History, images, sounds, and feel of the '60s including the Summer of Love, music, political figures and events, issues, happenings, and more.
  • 1968 Democratic Convention@
    Learn more about the 1968 Democratic Convention featuring sites about the events of that day and the trial of the Chicago Seven.
  • 1964-65 World's Fair, New York@
  • 1965 Watts Riot (2)
  • 1963 Birmingham Church Bombing@
    Read about the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church Bombing, an attack which claimed four lives. Sites provide articles, history, news related to the 1963 bombing of the Birmingham church.
  • Operation Pedro Pan@
  • Weather Underground Organization (6)
  • Great Northeast Blackout (1965)@
  • NPR: Echoes of 1968
    NPR's series examining the historic and influential events of 1968, including the deaths of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy, as well as the signing of the Civil Rights Act and protests against the Vietnam War.
  • Rubin, Jerry (1938-1994) (2)

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