About the series

War, riots, assassinations, political corruption, racial tension. Like today, 1968 was a time of global political and social upheaval. Tensions between generations, races and genders were all reaching critical levels. Violence was spilling out onto the streets and families were increasingly divided over social and political issues. But 1968 was also a time of hope, of new ideas and change. Fortunate Son tells the story of a family divided by a mother’s deeply held commitment to activism and the personal cost it exacts on those she loves.