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THE ARCHIVE OF AMBASSADOR KENNETH M. QUINN
FROM THE MISSISSIPPI TO THE MEKONG
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The Tumultuous Year of 1968

1/1/68

Amb. Quinn discusses the staggering array of dramatic, destabilizing events he witnessed in 1968 while living in Washington, D.C. He described it as one of the most volatile periods since the end of the Civil War as it included Lyndon Johnson being driven from the presidential race, by the Tet Offensive, and the assassination of Robert Kennedy and the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., which led to the burning of Washington, D.C. which Amb. Quinn witnessed.

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