1969 Soldiers Protest Mutiny Charges against the Presidio 27

Soldiers Protest March to the San Francisco Presidio On October 12, 1968, GI’s for Peace organized and led a march in San Francisco to end the war in Vietnam. Active duty soldiers protest in uniform in full defiance of U.S. … Continue reading

GI’s Against the War in 1968

GI’s Join the Protests: 1968 San Francisco, Two Protests Marches Against the Vietnam War Protests that started on campus, moved into the community, then confronted the draft system, next spread into the armed forces directly. “GI’s for Peace” became the … Continue reading

Stop the Draft, December, 1967

Anti War Movement Images Draft Cards Burning, Sit ins, Stop the Draft Week December 1967 The anti war movement images from Stop the Draft December, 1967 at the Oakland Army Induction Center on Clay Street in downtown Oakland, California show … Continue reading

Stop the Draft, October, 1967

Stop the Draft Protests, Oakland Army Induction Center, October 1967. The peace movement tried to stop the draft with non-violent civil disobedience in Oakland, Caifornia, in October and again in December, 1967.  The day began with blocking the entrance to … Continue reading

April 15, 1967 San Francisco March Against the War in Vietnam

April 15 1967 Spring Mobilization On April 15, 1967, the San Francisco Spring Mobilization march against the war in Vietnam announced the emergence of a new era of peace protests. Nation wide, highly organized and widely supported, it changed the … Continue reading

Napalm Protests, 1966

Napalm Protests At Factories and Naval Base U.S. use of napalm bombs in Vietnam created outrage and shame across the country and around the world. “Napalm is a thickening/gelling agent generally mixed with petroleum or a similar fuel for use in an incendiary device, initially against … Continue reading

Berkeley Women Protest War, 1966

“The government often saw…women as the most dangerous members of the opposition movement” On February 23, 1966, Berkeley women protest war with a march to the Oakland Induction Center to demand an end to the Vietnam war, and to bring … Continue reading

Committee for Non-Violent Action (CNVA): Resist War

 Non-Violent Confrontation at Oakland Army Base In June, 1965, the Committee for Non-Violent Action (CNVA) picketed and sat in at the Oakland Army Base where soldiers were being deployed to Vietnam.  They requested that they be allowed to visit the … Continue reading

Bay Area Civil Rights 1960s Images

 San Francisco Bay Area Civil Rights in the 1960s “By the early 1960s, the Civil Rights Movement had reached California and the San Francisco Bay Area. Led by students from the University of California, Berkeley’s chapter of CORE (Congress On … Continue reading

Mississippi Civil Rights Movement Activists

Photographing Civil Rights Movement Activists in Dangerous Times Harvey Richards’ photographs of Mississippi civil rights movement activists were taken during two filming trips that he made to Mississippi in the dangerous years of 1963 and 1964.  He drove there in … Continue reading