40th Anniversary of 1968 Historical Events

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Note for TV and radio: The University of Pennsylvania has a satellite uplink facility with live-shot capability and an ISDN line.

Kerner Commission Report
Dr. Tukufu Zuberi, professor and chair department of sociology, director of the Africana Studies Center at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Zuberi is author of numerous publications including the book "Thicker than Blood: How Racial Statistics Lie." His research focuses on interracial contact and social status and African-American diaspora population and health. He is a host on the PBS program “History Detectives.”
Media contact: Jacquie Posey at 215-898-6460 or jposey@upenn.edu

Assassination of Martin Luther King
Dr. Tukufu Zuberi (see description, contact information above)

Civil Rights Act
Dr. Adolph Reed, professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania, teaches courses on American and African-American politics and political thought and urban politics. Dr. Reed’s publications include “Without Justice for All: The New Liberalism and the Retreat from Racial Equality.” He is editor of “Race, Politics, and Culture: Critical Essays on the Radicalism of the 1960s.”
Media contact: Jacquie Posey at 215-898-6460 or jposey@upenn.edu

Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy
Dr. Thomas Sugrue, professor of history and sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, is an expert on 20th-century American political, urban and social history; the U.S. in the 1960s; protests at political conventions past and present; the history of civil-rights politics in the urban North; and liberalism and anti-liberalism since the 1930s.
Media contact: Jacquie Posey at 215-898-6460 or jposey@upenn.edu

Democratic National Convention/Chicago Riots
Dr. Thomas Sugrue (see description, contact information above)

U.S. Presidential Election: Nixon vs. Humphrey
Dr. Diana Mutz, professor of communications and political science at the
University of Pennsylvania, is author of the report "In Your Face Televsion Debates” published in the November 2007
issue of the American Political Science Review. Her books include “Hearing the Other Side: Deliberative Versus Participatory Democracy.”
Media contact: Jacquie Posey at 215-898-6460 or jposey@upenn.edu

NASA Missions; Apollo 7 and Apollo 8
Dr. Walter McDougal, professor of history and international relations at the University of Pennsylvania, won the Pulitzer Prize for his book “The Heavens and the Earth: A Political History of the Space Age.”
Media contact: Jacquie Posey at 215-898-6460 or jposey@upenn.edu

Social Movements, Symbolism and Mythologies of 1968
Dr. Louise Krasniewicz, research specialist at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, teaches courses on popular films and the mythology of riots, assassinations, strikes, war, violence and discontent.
Media contact: Pam Kosty at 215-898-4045 or pkosty@sas.upenn.edu

Feminist Movement
Dr. Roberta Sands, professor of social work at the University of Pennsylvania, is known for her contributions to clinical social work practice in mental health and postmodern feminism. She is an expert in intergenerational family relations with a focus on women as adult children, parents and grandparents.
Media contact: Jill DiSanto-Haines at 215-898-4820 or jdisanto@upenn.edu

Free Speech Movement
Dr. Rogers Smith, professor of political science at the university of Pennsylvania, studies the constitution, freedom of speech, public law, American political thought and, citizenship, race, ethnicity and gender.
Media contact: Jacquie Posey at 215-898-6460 or jposey@upenn.edu