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George Floyd Protests Draw Comparisons To 1968 Unrest Across The US09:50
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The army are called out to deal with protests in Washington, D.C., following the assassination of civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr., in April 1968. (Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
The army are called out to deal with protests in Washington, D.C., following the assassination of civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr., in April 1968. (Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
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The year 1968 is remembered as one of the most difficult in American history when protests broke out across the country over the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with Julian Zelizer, professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University and a CNN political analyst, about the legacy of 1968 on today's political and social unrest.

This segment aired on June 2, 2020.

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