1968 A Turning Point
Justin Hidleburg and Mikayla Lawver
The Democratic National Convention is a series of nominating conventions held every four years since 1832 by the US democratic party. They have been administered by the Democratic National Comittee since the 1852 national convention. The primary goal of the Democratic National Convention is to nominate and confirm a candidate for president and vice president , adopt a comprehensive party platform and unify the party.
Assassination of Robert Kennedy
Assassination of MLK
In early April 1968, shock waves reverberated around the world with the news that U.S. civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. had been assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. A Baptist minister and founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, King had led the civil rights movement since the mid-1950s, using a combination of powerful words and non-violent tactics such as sit-ins, boycotts and protest marches to fight segregation and achieve significant civil and voting rights advances for African Americans