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It was a time of revelations and revolution. In 1968, America staggered through 12 of the most turbulent months in its history. And those unforgettable people and places "Ali, Hendrix, Nixon; Chicago, Memphis, Vietnam"forever changed our lives and our nation.

1968 magazine


Read and listen to the stories of those who fought, grew, and dreamed in that difficult year, from icons of the era such as Oliver Stone, Judy Collins, and Tom Hayden to you, our readers. Go

1968 Multimedia

Relive This Extraordinary Year

  • Explore our Interactive Timeline.
  • Test your memory with our Pop Quiz.
  • Flash back to the Best of '68.


1968 Timeline


Reader Stories

We asked readers to share their memories of 1968, and to tell us how the year changed their lives. Some of their responses are highlighted in our main article; many more are included here. Read

"1968" Wins 2009 National Magazine Award

AARP The Magazine's 1968 special captured the industry's top prize in the interactive feature category for its "360-degree experience of the news, sports, music, and history-making moments"public and private"of that watershed year." Read



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