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    Smithsonian Time Capsule

    S1 E1 1968

    A military uniform that represents the uniting of American and South Vietnamese forces. The Olympic tracksuit worn by Tommie Smith when he raised a fist in silent protest. The original art by Roy Lichtenstein on his powerful "Gun in America" Time Magazine cover. These are just some of the objects on display at various Smithsonian museums that tell the story of one of the most influential years in American history: 1968. Through these remarkable artifacts, witness a year of courage, revolution, tragedy, and triumph.

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The Olympic tracksuit worn by Tommie Smith when he raised a fist in protest. A donation can from America's first gay pride march. The first manned spacecraft to orbit the moon. These are just some of the objects on display at various Smithsonian Institution museums that we have gathered to create "time capsules" of America's most impactful moments. From the transformative year of 1968 to the journey of the LGBTQ movement in America, we explore specific times and events in our nation's history, captured through remarkable artifacts.
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