LBJ's 1968: Power, Politics, and the Presidency in America's Year of Upheaval
Collaborative Programs
Non-Fiction at the Bryant Park Reading Room
Kyle Longley, Clay Risen (moderator)
Wed, July 11th, 2018 | 7:00 pm


In collaboration with the New-York Historical Society, the Bryant Park Reading Room presents a series of free lectures on a wide array of topics including the American Revolution, presidential biography, women’s suffrage, and more.

In this year’s inaugural Non-fiction talk at the Byrant Park Reading Room, join us for a conversation that explores how the tumultuous events of 1968—including the Vietnam War, the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy, and the violent Democratic National Convention in Chicago—defined the final year of Lyndon B. Johnson’s presidency and transformed the nation.

Kyle Longley is Snell Family Dean’s Distinguished Professor of History and Political Science at Arizona State University and the author of LBJ’s 1968: Power, Politics, and the Presidency in America’s Year of UpheavalClay Risen (moderator) is deputy editor of The New York Times op-ed page.


This program will be held at the Reading Room in Bryant Park. The Reading Room is located on the 42nd Street side of the park between 5th and 6th Avenues. Look for the yellow and white umbrellas.

Rain Venue: In case of summer showers, there will be an on-site tent. In case of severe weather, please check for the indoor location or contact the New-York Historical’s Department of Public Programs at 212-485-9205.


Free Admission. No advance reservation is required. First come, first served.


This program is produced in partnership with the Bryant Park Corporation.

Creative: Tronvig Group