June 19, 2008 When the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. called for a Poor People's Campaign in 1968, he and other religious leaders aimed to lift people out of poverty. Today, the role of ministers like King has changed, but not much has changed for many poor Americans.
June 5, 2008 On June 5, 1968, Robert F. Kennedy's hotel suite was a "madhouse" of celebration as he and supporters reveled in his California primary victory. But when shots rang out in the hotel kitchen pantry, Ted Sorensen's first thought was, how could this have happened again?
May 17, 2008 When a group of Catholics — including two brothers who were priests — broke into a Selective Service office in Catonsville, Md., in 1968 and burned draft records, their actions would serve as a catalyst for widespread protests against the Vietnam War.
May 14, 2008 Forty years ago Wednesday, The Beatles launched Apple Records. The label's trademark green Apple logo appeared on albums by The Beatles and other artists the band helped discover. It didn't take The Beatles long to show they were better at making music than running a business.
May 13, 2008 Forty years ago, millions of French workers joined protesting students in a general strike that paralyzed the country and nearly brought down the government. A few weeks later, the May 1968 protests fizzled out, but French society was radically changed.
April 11, 2008 On April 11, 1968, one week after the murder of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Fair Housing Act of 1968. The latest installment of the occasional series, "Echoes of 1968," looks back at the evolution and the effectiveness of the landmark housing legislation over the past four decades.
April 8, 2008 In Washington, D.C., riots sparked by the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. decimated the U Street corridor. Now 40 years later, residents and business owners see the area rejuvenated, in large part by the neighborhood's rich African-American heritage.