The Draft is Stopping

Title

The Draft is Stopping

Subject

Anti-War Movement

Description

The Student Mobilization Committee was formed in 1966 "to coordinate opposition to U.S. involvement in the war in Vietnam among college and high school students." Originally named The Vietnam Day Committee the SMC organized protests on campuses and in cities. While the group opposed the war, generally, it specifically focused on the draft. The SMC is also notable as one of the first Vietnam-era anti-war groups that included both civilians and soldiers. This button promotes the December 4-8, 1967, "Stop the Draft Week" that took place in New York City. Demonstrations that week resulted in 585 arrests, including Dr. Benjamin Spock.

Creator

Student Mobilization Committee

Source

Roz Payne

Publisher

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

Date

1967

Format

Button

Type

Physical Object

Collection

Citation

Student Mobilization Committee, “The Draft is Stopping,” Roz Payne Sixties Archive, accessed October 5, 2022, https://rozsixties.unl.edu/items/show/216.

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