Moratorium to End the War in Vietnam

Title

Moratorium to End the War in Vietnam

Description

The Moratorium to End the War in Vietnam began as nationwide anti-war protests which took place during October 1969. A month later, on November 15, roughly half a million people gathered in Washington for anti-war activities. Protesters spoke out in all parts of the city, including on the National Mall. Folk singer and activist Pete Seeger led a large group in singing protest songs near the Washington Monument. The March Against Death took protesters past the White House, where they spoke aloud the names of American soldiers who had been killed in Vietnam, often naming a relative.

Source

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

Date

11/15/1969

Coverage

Event Type

Event Sort Date

19691115

Description

The Moratorium to End the War in Vietnam began as nationwide anti-war protests which took place during October 1969. A month later, on November 15, roughly half a million people gathered in Washington for anti-war activities. Protesters spoke out in all parts of the city, including on the National Mall. Folk singer and activist Pete Seeger led a large group in singing protest songs near the Washington Monument. The March Against Death took protesters past the White House, where they spoke aloud the names of American soldiers who had been killed in Vietnam, often naming a relative.

Date

11/15/1969

Coverage

1950-1979

Source

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.