Historian to Revisit Turbulent '1968 in America’

March 25, 2010

William Allison, professor and chair of the history department at Georgia Southern University, will speak about the tumultuous events of 1968 on April 1 at 1:30 p.m. in the Stewart Library Hetzel-Hoellein Room on Weber State University's Ogden campus.

One of the most turbulent years in American history, 1968 saw the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy, violent protests at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago and Columbia University, the Tet offensive in Vietnam, and the election of Richard Nixon as the successor to Lyndon B. Johnson in the White House. 

Allison, who will address the historical significance of the year’s events, is the author of several military history books and has presented papers at numerous conferences and universities, including Oxford, Cambridge and the Australian Defence Force Academy. He earned a doctorate in history from Bowling Green State University and was a history professor at WSU for nine years prior to joining GSU in 2008.

The presentation is free and open to the community.

For more information, contact WSU’s Department of History at 801-626-6706.

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Contact:
Susan Matt, professor and chair of WSU’s Department of History
801-626-7325 • smatt@weber.edu
Author:
Travis Clemens, assistant director of Media Relations
801-626-7948 • travisclemens@weber.edu

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