From Morningside Heights to Mexico City, Czechoslovakia to China, Paris to Tokyo, in 1968, a year-long crisis linked world communities in a unique and epochal series of dramatic confrontations.
The repercussions are still being felt.
Columbia University’s Rare Book & Manuscript Library, the Lehman Center for American History, and the History Department are hosting, 50 Years After the Revolution, a two-day conference to consider the 50th anniversary of the global upheavals of 1968.
The conference will feature scholars, activists, and current students, focusing on a series of major questions related to the events of 1968, including the Media, Global Cities in Crisis, and Alternative forms of Political Activism.
Thai Jones, Lehman Curator for American History, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University