Echoes of 1968
November 4, 2008 While Rep. Shirley Chisholm was the first black woman to win a seat in Congress, a long line of black women have followed in her footsteps. Here's a list of the black women who have served on Capitol Hill in the past 40 years.
November 4, 2008 Shirley Chisholm is often remembered as the first black woman to run for president. But before she went for the top spot, the former educator had already made history: Forty years ago this week, she won a seat in the mostly male, mostly white House of Representatives.
September 5, 2008 Think the feminists who protested the 1968 Miss America pageant in the name of women's liberation burned their bras? Think again. No bras were set aflame that September day. But the idea that they were helped launch the movement onto the national stage.
August 23, 2008 Democrats are gathering for their national convention in Denver with the party divided and the country mired in an unpopular war. The situation was similar 40 years ago when Democrats convened in Chicago, amid battles between protesters and police. What happened then still influences political protests today.
August 21, 2008 Called "socialism with a human face," the Czechoslovak Communist Party's embrace of democratic reforms led the Soviets to invade that country in 1968 and squash the movement, fearing it would poison other Warsaw Pact countries. Today, little note is given to the movement or the invasion.