Revisit the End of a Turbulent Decade at Global ImageWorks

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The waning years of 1960s were a time of great upheaval, and Global ImageWorks' has dug deep into their archive of photos and footage to capture the turbulent conclusion of a momentous decade.

Making Strides - 1968

1968 was a year of seismic social and political change. Vietnam became the first televised war; revolutions developed throughout Europe; and famine struck Africa. The Summer of Love turned sour and the world shifted. The United States reeled from the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy, increasing civil rights protests and the rise of the Black Power Movement. The sci-fi series Star Trek broadcast America’s first televised interracial kiss between Nichelle Nichols and William Shatner, further pushing the racial boundaries that divided the nation. The year ended with notable strides that not only rocked the nation, but helped transform the world.

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Making Change - 1969

In 1969 we saw great innovations and change. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became instant household names as the nation watched the astronauts take their first steps on the moon. In November, the largest anti-war protest in America took place in Washington, DC; The Moratorium to End the War in Vietnam. Simultaneously, engineers were making technological advancements. The invention of RFC processes changed the course of the internet’s future and how we communicate.

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Making History - 1970 

Revolution and Rock n' Roll; 1970 was the beginning of a new era. The King himself, Elvis, visits President Nixon; Apollo 13 makes a safe landing on Earth; and four boys from Liverpool call it quits. Change was inevitable. The first Earth Day was established as our society began taking note of its environmental impact. Anti-litter campaigns were everywhere as citizens became more and more aware of the nation’s pollution.

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