About Project 1968

  • Started in January 2008, Project 1968 is a blog docu-novel about the lives of two young women on their way to the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago.

    It is a way to look at the day-to-day happenings from 40 years earlier. It was created solely by independent writer and researcher, Laura Axelrod.

    Janine Stephenson, an 18-year old freshman from the University of Wisconsin, took the semester off to campaign for Senator Eugene McCarthy. She is accompanied by her best friend, Becca.

    Amy, a 23-year old anti-war protester, works at a well-known peace group in Chicago.

    Links to source notes, ephemera and commentary are located at the bottom of many entries. Comments are allowed on these back pages

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