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A year of arts, activism and education commemorating the 50th anniversary of the events of 1968 

1968 was a momentous year in D.C. and our nation. Many know that it was the year that the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy were tragically assassinated, but it is also a year of great milestones. The Poor People's Campaign brought activists from all over the nation to D.C and ground was broken on our own Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. 1968 was a year of unprecedented civic participation, activism, and expression.

For the 50th anniversary of 1968, DC Public Library will highlight its role as the “people’s university” for the District of Columbia, not only a vehicle for studying Dr. King’s ideals but as an equitable community institution serving as an agent of social change. Throughout 2018, the Library is planning a variety of programs and events to mark the experiences that shaped 1968 for D.C. and for the nation.

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