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'Reflections from 1968' Exhibit at WKU Spotlights Role of Tumultuous Year in U.S. History

Kevin Willis

The Western Kentucky University School of Journalism and Broadcasting is commemorating the 50th anniversary of one of the most tumultuous years in recent U.S. history—1968.

That year, the Vietnam War was raging, the Civil Rights struggle was in full-swing, and Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy were assassinated. An exhibition of images is being displayed through the end of November that depict life as it was that year on the WKU campus.

Journalism Professor Mac McKerral joined WKU Public Radio to talk more about the exhibition and why he thought it was important for young people to learn more about the important role 1968 played in shaping our nation’s history. 

WKU Project 68 is now on display through November 27 in the Jody Richards Hall Atrium on WKU’s campus in Bowling Green, and at

Kevin is the News Director at WKU Public Radio. He has been with the station since 1999, and was previously the Assistant News Director, and also served as local host of Morning Edition.
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