Unless you lived through the 1960’s or had the benefit of history classes that honestly depicted the period, you might think that the level of anger and confrontation in our country these days is something that has never been seen before. But what happened during the turbulent period of the ‘60’s proves that is not the case. As we remember the life and legacy of Doctor Martin Luther King Junior on the holiday that bears his name today, I am reminded of the great devides that existed in our country more than 50 years ago. Not only was our nation in the midst of a civil rights struggle championed by Doctor King, there were also nationwide protests over Americas involvement in the VietNam War that triggered violent confrontations between protestors and police in multiple cities across the country. In 1,968 both Doctor King and outspoken anti-war presidential candidate Robert Kennedy were assassinated. . Rioting also broke out during that years’ Democratic National convention in Chicago. Though deeply scarred by the events of the 1960’s America emerged from the 1960’s and I confident that we will find a way to do the same this time too. That’s the way I see it.