Then rumours started to appear about J.F.K.'s personal life - his affairs with women etc. - and the icon of 1960s left-wing idealism was besmirched forever.
I believe that this was part of Reagan's political campaign against the Baby-Boomers.
A victory march for Vietnam veterans followed.
And the idealism of the Baby-Boomer generation was labelled political correctness.
We were called wrong-headed and reconstructed under intense intimidation from Generation X.
When Barack Obama was elected there was renewed interest in Martin Luther King Jn. and the civil rights movement of the 1960s.
It will be interesting to see what happens after the next presidential election in the United States.
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