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The Stage Play....1968 "the year that changed parenting"

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GET TICKETS NOW!!!! The Stage Play "1968" The Year the World Change Parenting!!! Brought to by The JFK PTO and by Hosted by Parents Engaging Parents


It was a hinge point in history, one of the most consequential and tumultuous years in the American experience, and it changed parenting in the country forever.

One traumatic event followed another as a wide array of social and political trends that had been building for years reached critical mass. During the span of 12 months a half-century ago, there were two shocking assassinations, growing and sometimes violent opposition to the escalating Vietnam war, hardening class differences, severe economic problems, and an increasingly impatient civil rights movement that gave rise to combativ
e and angry black power advocates. And that wasn't all. Add in the rise of feminism, doubts about the credibility of the nation's leaders, a growing rebellion of young people against their parents' values, campus revolts against authoritarian administrators and lifestyle constraints, a new sexual freedom made possible by the birth control pill and, overall, a ferocious culture war over "values issues" such as abortion, crime, patriotism, prayer in school, freedom of speech and respect for institutions. It was all dramatized and magnified by popular culture and increasingly aggressive news media eager to hold political and cultural leaders accountable for society's shortcomings.

Many Americans thought their country was having a nervous breakdown. Underlying the public mood was a growing sense that a horrible toxin had been let loose in the land that manifested itself in the assassinations of the Rev. Martin Luther King and Democratic presidential candidate Robert Kennedy.

Many of the questions raised in the pivotal year of 1968–about what kind of country the United States should be–remain unresolved today. And President Trump is renewing some of the turmoil from 50 years ago with his fierce attacks on the status quo, his inexorable pugnacity toward his adversaries, the hostility he triggers in his opponents, his polarizing policies, and his emphasis on disrupting official Washington. The country is paying close attention and taking sides. And 2018 is starting to feel like a consequential and tumultuous year, much like 1968.

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