Social Mvmts: Anti-War Movements

This album explores anti-war movements, especially those that have manifested in the United States. Widespread organized opposition to war has existed since at…
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Supporters of the Vietnam moratorium lie in the Sheep Meadow of New York’s Central Park as hundreds of black and white balloons float skyward. A spokesman for the moratorium committee said the black balloons represented Americans who died in Vietnam under the Nixon administration, and the white balloons symbolized the number of Americans who would die if the war continued, November 14, 1969. Photo credit: AP / J. Spencer Jones
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"Wars Will End When Men Refuse to Fight," 1963
"Military Service Is Guilt" | "World Wide Strike for Peace" | "Wars Will End When Men Refuse to Fight" -- “Ban the Bombers” protest march, New York, May 8, 1963. Photo credit: Richard Avedon
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"This bomb crater was dug by Rainbow People of Ann Arbor on July 4, 1972. It symbolizes the death and destruction caused by U.S. bombs to the people of Indochina." Peter Andrews, Kathy Kelley, Lawrence (Pun) Plamondon, David S. Fenton, David Sinclair and other members of the Rainbow People's Party and the commune at 1510 Hill St fill in the bomb crater they had dug nearly 3 years earlier in the front lawn, May 1975 — in Ann Arbor Michigan. Photo credit: Herald Company, Inc.
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"This bomb crater was dug by Rainbow People of Ann Arbor on July 4, 1972. It symbolizes the death and destruction caused by U.S. bombs to the people of Indochina." Peter Andrews, Kathy Kelley, Lawrence (Pun) Plamondon, David S. Fenton, David Sinclair and other members of the Rainbow People's Party and the commune at 1510 Hill St fill in the bomb crater they had dug nearly 3 years earlier in the front lawn, May 1975 — in Ann Arbor Michigan. Photo credit: Herald Company, Inc.
Over 5,000 women from around the United States assembled near the U.S. Capitol to protest the Vietnam war. In this image Jeanette Rankin stands with a group holding a sign, "End the war in Vietnam and social crisis at home!" January 15, 1968.  Photo credit: NPR — in Washington, District of Columbia. History, Protest, American Exceptionalism, United States History, Crusades, Members Of Congress, United States History Projects
Over 5,000 women from around the United States assembled near the U.S. Capitol to protest the Vietnam war. In this image Jeanette Rankin stands with a group holding a sign, "End the war in Vietnam and social crisis at home!" January 15, 1968. Photo credit: NPR — in Washington, District of Columbia.
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Two Roman Catholic priests watch baskets of draft board records burn on 5/17/1968 after the records were removed from the Cantonsville, Maryland, draft board office by nine persons--five of them priests. Father Philip Berrigan (left) and his brother, Father Daniel Berrigan (right) were arrested along with the seven other participants. Father Philip Berrigan was involved in a demonstration last October in which blood was poured on draft records. Credit: Bettmann
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SDS leader Mark Rudd at a Columbia University protest, 1968
Photo credit: Columbia University Archives
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Police clashing with student protestors outside Hamilton Hall at Columbia University. Photo credit: John Lindsay / AP Photo
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Students in Hamilton Hall at Columbia University on April 23, 1968. That night, African-American students asked white students to leave and seize other buildings, so they could keep a separate protest. Photo credit: Don Hogan Charles / The New York Times / Redux
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Mark Rudd (center), president of Students for a Democratic Society, addresses students at Columbia University on May 3, 1968. Photo credit: Hulton Archive / Getty Images
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In this image police bust the protesters, April 30, 1968. Photo credit: Charles Ruppmann / New York Daily News Archive / Getty Images
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This image is from the campus-building occupation at Columbia University. Hilton Obenzinger remembers the occupation: “We were all living together, and we called it a commune. The spirit was of cooperation; everyone had to make decisions together; everyone had to speak; everyone had to act as a group,” April 1968. Photo credit: Catherine Ursillo, from the Collection of Paul Cronin
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"Columbia has declared war on Harlem." -- student protesters, including Columbia student and Student Afro-American Society (S.A.S.) leader Raymond Brown (second from left). Fellow Columbia student and S.A.S. member Arnim Johnson remembers, “On April 23 [1968], when the movement started, we were protesting the gym that Columbia was building in Morningside Park. The university said the gym was going to be mixed-use, but it really wasn’t.” Photo credit: Richard Howard
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"Columbia is the enemy of all Black people." -- This is a an image from the Columbia student protests. Former Barnard student and Students for a Democratic Society (S.D.S.) member Nancy Biberman notes, “Two strands of anger and disgust converged: what the university was doing to aid the war effort, and what [it] was doing that was racist in our neighborhood.” Photo credit: Steve Schapiro.
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This is an image from the anti-war student uprising at Columbia University, April 1968. Photo credit: Larry Fink.