Civil Rights Movement Documents
Vietnam War & Military Draft — 1965-1968

See Vietnam War and the Assembly of Unrepresented People for general introduction and background information.
See also Vietnam War— Articles for and articles about the Vietnam War written by Freedom Movement activists.

Movement Documents Related to the Vietnam War

 
1965National gathering of students in Washington DC., Nancy Cooper, SNCC. April 8, 1965
1965Statement on Student March on Washington (SDS-organized march opposing the Vietnam War), Bayard Rustin, Norman Thomas and others, April 16, 1965
1965Memorandum (challenging Rustin-Thomas statement), Gardner Cox, Anne Farnsworth, Martin Peretz, April 27, 1965
1965  McComb MFDP Statement Against the Vietnam War, July 1965
1965 MFDP and Viet Nam, Lawrence Guyot, MFDP. July 31 1965
1965   Dr. King's Statement on Vietnam, August 1965.
1965Call for an Assembly of Unrepresented People, August, 1965
(See Vietnam and the Assembly of Unrepresented People for background.)
1965 Working draft of speech on Vietnam and U.S. imperialism, Unsigned, SNCC. Undated 1965
1965What's Wrong With the War in Vietnam?, Donna Allen & Al Uhrie, distributed by SSOC
1965Report to contributors, A.J. Muste & J. Barton Harrison, CCCO. Fall '65
1965Draft speech about media failures to accurately report about the Vietnam War and U.S. foreign policy, Unsigned, SNCC. Undated (apparently winter 1965)
1966SNCC's First Public Statement on Vietnam, January 1966
1966Statement of Julian Bond on being denied his seat in the Georgia Legislature, January 10 1966.
1966Georgia Legislature Refuses to Seat Freedom Worker, (Julian Bond) re Vietnam War opposition. Unsigned, SNCC. January 11, 1966
1966 SNCC Does Not Speak for the Whole Movement, Roy Wilkins, NAACP. L.A. Times, January 17 1966
1966?The Enemy is Racism: Why Am I in Vietnam?, unsinged, undated, organization unknown.
66? 67?The Real Demands, Unsigned, Afro-Americans Against the War in Vietnam (AAAWV). Undated (possibly 1966 or '67)
66? 67?This Country Has Gone Mad, Donna Allen, Al Uhrie. Undated (possibly 1966 or 1967)
1966Report on Results of Voters for Peace Poll, Karen Sue Dayno, VFP Chicago, IL. April 1966
1967King-Powell-Malcolm on Vietnam, march flyer (NYC), Unsigned Fifth Avenue Vietnam Peace Parade Committee. April 15 1967
1966 Proposed Vietnam War debate rules & procedures, L.T. Wylie Citizens Committee, April 15, 1966
1967Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence, Martin Luther King. Riverside Church speech, April 1967.
1967Address to Anti-War Marchers, Martin Luther King, April 1967.
1967Atlanta Workshop in Nonviolence Newsletter, June 29, 1967
1967Vietnam, 20-page illustrated pamphlet by Julian Bond, SNCC. Drawings by T.G. Lewis

Movement Documents Related to the Military Draft

Proposal for a national Black anti-draft program, unsigned SNCC. August 9 1966
1966
65? 66?SNCC: Rights Fight is Alternative to Draft, Unsigned, SNCC. Undated (possibly 1965 or 1966)
1966 SNCC: Report on Draft Program and SNCC: Report on Court Proceedings, August 1966. (Anti-Vietnam War draft resistance in Atlanta.)
1966Have You Ever Been One Day Late? Shutz Defense Committee (Flyer protesting Simuel Schutz prison sentence in military-draft case.)
1966? Uncle Sam Wants YOU Nigger! SNCC. Undated (probably 1966)
1966 National Anti-Draft Program, Michael Simmons & Larry Fox, SNCC. November 28 1966
1966 Dear Bros and Sisters (report on anti-draft tour), Michael Simmons & Larry Fox, SNCC. November 28 1966
1967 Seven SNCC Workers Indicted, Unsigned SNCC. March 7 1967
1967Let the Man Know Hell No We Won't Go, Washington DC rally flyer, Unsigned (probably Howard University student group). May 8 1967
1967 Black Men and the Draft, Cleveland Sellers, SNCC. June 8 1967
1967?Hey Brother Want to Die for Whitey in Vietnam? Unsigned Black Anti-Draft
1968? For Us Woman anti-war, anti-draft flyer. Gwen Patton, National Black Anti-War Anti-Draft Union. Undated (probably 1968)
Undated  Charlie Cobb's Draft Physical
Undated Preston King vs Draft Board Racism
Undated Roy Shields & the Draft Physical

See Also Opposition to the Vietnam War, Articles by Freedom Movement Veterans

See also Vietnam War & Civil Rights Movement for web links.


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