1968 Exhibit to open at Chicago History Museum Oct. 4

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Starting Oct. 4 and running through Jan. 4, 2015, the Chicago History Museum (1601 N. Clark) will host the 1968 Exhibit. That year, as you might recall from schooling and/or personal experience, was a formative one for America that saw the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., the escalation of war in Vietnam, the riot-filled Democratic National Convention in Chicago and the emergence of music that would come to define a generation.

Stay tuned to the Sun-Times Entertainment site for more on the exhibit, which is described as “a month-by-month chronicle that explores the social, political and cultural forces that shaped the 1960s and 1970s and reverberate today.”

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