What happened at the 1968 Democratic National Convention?

What happened at the 1968 Democratic National Convention?

The convention of 1968 was held during a year of riots, political turbulence, and mass civil unrest. The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. in April of that year inflamed racial tensions to an unprecedented level. King’s assassination lead to riots in more than 100 cities and marked the end of the Civil Rights Era.

Who was the keynote speaker at the 1968 Democratic National Convention?

The keynote speaker was Senator Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii). Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey and Senator Edmund S. Muskie of Maine were nominated for president and vice president, respectively.

When does’decades presents 1968 the DNC’premiere on NBC?

‘Decades Presents 1968: The DNC’ premieres Monday, August 6, 2018 at 9pm ET. Also airing Friday, August 17 at 10pm ET, Saturday, August 25 at 9am ET, & Wednesday, August 28 at 12am ET The Democratic Party announces that Chicago will be the site for the 1968 Democratic National Convention, beating out Miami and Houston for the honor.

What happened at the 1976 Democratic National Convention?

Some of these delegate credential fights went to the floor of the convention on August 26, where votes were held to determine which slates of delegates representing Texas, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and North Carolina would be seated at the convention. The more racially integrated challenging slate from Texas was defeated.

Where was the Democratic presidential nominating convention in 1960?

The Democratic Presidential Nominating Convention had been held in Chicago 12 years earlier. Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley had played an integral role in the election of John F. Kennedy in 1960.

What was the Democratic National Convention 50 years ago?

The Democratic National Convention 50 years ago revealed a nation more deeply divided than at any time since the Civil War and certainly more at odds with itself than it is today.