Even now, the year seems both distant and yet like it happened yesterday. Some events, in particular the assassinations within two months of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert Kennedy, mark one of the lowest points in American history. The country has moved on, but these are wounds that scar over, never really healing.
For those of you old enough to remember living through it, as well as for anyone else interested in this pivotal year, a traveling exhibit at the Oakland Museum chronicles 1968 in all of its messy detail.
"1968" runs through 19 August, along with a concurrent exhibit of political posters: "All of Us or None: Social Justice Posters of the San Francisco Bay Area".