1968: The Global Revolutions

The Student Movement: “Can You Remain Silent?” > End the War

The Moratoratorium to End the War in Vietnam was founded in 1969 as an umbrella group that coordinated a series of massive demonstrations and teach-ins across the country during the fall of 1969. On November 15, half a million protesters convened in Washington, D.C., for a day-long march and rally. One of the largest protests in American history, the rally nevertheless failed to sway President Richard Nixon’s war policies. After half a decade of organizing increasingly large, nonviolent demonstrations, anti-war protesters were beginning to wonder whether other forms of protest would be more effective in forcing the government’s withdrawal from Vietnam.

Gilchrist, Alan L.
“End the War!”, 1969

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