Is This 1968? Protest Then and Now Reflections of Three Generations

Protesters in the streets, danger of "white backlash," a controversial President, an imminent national election -- all these elements invite comparison to 1968. Yet are there important differences between then and now? In a conversation about the two eras, discussants will share experiences of protest. In both periods the struggle for civil rights has featured prominently, but has also occurred against the background of other crises -- the Vietnam War back then and the pandemic now.  Do we see a positive route going forward? And what role can individuals play in the struggles ahead?



Carolyn Eisenberg, Professor of History  - discussant

Imani Hinson, Class of 2020, Major in History - discussant

Katrina Sims, Assistant Professor of History -- moderator/discussant


Sponsored by the Department of History


Date: Wednesday, June 24,

Time:  4 p.m.

Location: online; Advance registration required

Please RSVP using the RSVP for this Event link. Registrants will be sent an event link to attend prior to the event. 

Free and open to the public.



Left: Detroit Free Press (May 2020); Right: The Boston Globe (August 1968)


In case you missed the live event, please see recording:

Is This 1968?  Protest Then and Now Reflections of Three Generations


Wednesday, June 24, 2020



Hofstra University Virtual Event
Offered online
Hempstead, NY 11549-1000


Kristine Glanzer

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