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Collection spotlight

"Historians argue that 1968 was one of the most pivotal years in American history. Pull up a chair and revisit it with the Saturday Evening Post and your library."


 

The Draft

'Hell, no, we won't go!', Saturday Evening Post, Jan. 27, 1968

Vietnam...one Justice Department official described draft dodgers and conscientious objectors as "the agony of our age." Learn why some chose prison, hiding or exile over service.


 

The Times They Are a Changin'

Joe College is Dead, Saturday Evening Post, Sep. 21, 1968

Change was everywhere in 1968. Look at how the anti-war movement and student activist groups, including Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) were explained to an America suddenly confronted with a very different type of college student.


 

Pop Music

The Royal Family, Saturday Evening Post, Nov. 2, 1968

Pop music has become one way in which young people can seek immortality. On these pages are some of the artists likely to endure. They range from Jimi Hendrix...to B.B. King.


 

Politics

Burn the Mother Down, Saturday Evening Post, Nov. 16, 1968

In Soul on Ice, Eldrige Cleaver wrote, "If a man like Malcolm X could change and repudiate racism, if I myself and other former Muslims can change, if young whites can change, then there is hope for America."

Learn more about the 1968, Peace & Freedom Party candidate for president.


 

Race To the Moon

The Men Who Control Our Missions to the Moon, Saturday Evening Post, Dec. 28, 1968

Meet the Mission Control team for Apollo 7, the first manned spaceflight since the fatal fire that killed the crew of Apollo 1 the previous year and the prelude to Apollo 8, which would take man to the moon by year's end.