Strike! April 26

Title

Strike! April 26

Subject

Anti-Vietnam War Movement

Description

On April 26, 1968, the Student Mobilization Committee organized an international student strike, including teach-ins and sit-ins addressing the Vietnam War, anti-imperialism, racism, and the draft. Some have estimated that as many as a million high school and college students participated in the protest.

The Student Mobilization Committee, originally named The Vietnam Day Committee, was formed in 1966 “to coordinate opposition to U.S. involvement in the war in Vietnam among college and high school students.” The group, which was active until it disbanded in 1970, organized protests on campuses and in cities. It is also credited with being one of the first anti-war organizations of the 1960s-era to include civilians and soldiers alike.

Creator

Student Mobilization Committee

Source

Roz Payne

Publisher

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

Date

1968

Format

Button

Type

Physical Object

Collection

Citation

Student Mobilization Committee, “Strike! April 26,” Roz Payne Sixties Archive, accessed October 21, 2021, https://rozsixties.unl.edu/items/show/198.

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