GI Rally October 26

Title

GI Rally October 26

Subject

Anti-Vietnam War Movement

Description

This button was made for the first GIs for Peace march and rally held in Chicago in 1968. Military veterans and civilians were invited to exchange views on the war in Vietnam. The event took place at the Midland Hotel from 4pm to midnight. A flyer from the same event lists: entertainment, refreshments, active duty GI speakers, open microphone for all servicemen, Vietnam veterans, rock bands, Pete Seeger, clergy, films, speakers from the antiwar movement, speakers from black liberation movement and free antiwar literature. The organizers of the event were Chicago GI Weeks Committee, which included a coalition of groups, like Veterans for Peace in Vietnam, Student Mobilization Committee, the Chicago Peace Council, National Mobilization Committee, High School Students Against the War, Chicago Area Draft Resistors and the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (Chicago Branch)

Creator

unknown

Source

Roz Payne

Publisher

Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Date

1968

Format

Button

Language

en-US

Type

Physical Object

Coverage

ca. 1967

Collection

Citation

unknown, “GI Rally October 26,” Roz Payne Sixties Archive, accessed October 1, 2020, https://rozsixties.unl.edu/items/show/177.

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