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Carole Simpson on the Major Moments of 1968
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Carole Simpson on the Major Moments of 1968

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Carole Simpson on the Major Moments of 1968

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1968 was a pivotal year for America. The war in Vietnam was escalating. Two major assassinations shocked the nation, and civil unrest spread in cities across the country.

Farai Chideya talks with Emmy Award-winning journalist and educator Carole Simpson about the events that shaped the year.

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