Roz Payne Holding Sign at Hiroshima Day and Free Capt. Levy Demonstration
(1 image)

Title

Roz Payne Holding Sign at Hiroshima Day and Free Capt. Levy Demonstration
(1 image)

Subject

Anti-Vietnam War Movement

Description

An image of Roz Payne holding a sign that says, "Join the New Action Army," in defense of Captain Howard B. Levy. In 1967, Levy faced a court-martial after declining to provide medical training for Green Berets heading to the war zone in Vietnam, arguing that such a practice was against medical and his personal ethics. The trial received national attention and raised questions about the responsibility of military doctors to teach soldiers medicine, as well as an individual’s right to refuse to participate in war crimes. Levy served two years in prison for his actions and his case ultimately reached the Supreme Court.

Creator

Roz Payne

Source

Roz Payne

Publisher

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

Date

August 6, 1967

Original Format

photographs

Collection

Citation

Roz Payne, “Roz Payne Holding Sign at Hiroshima Day and Free Capt. Levy Demonstration
(1 image),” Roz Payne Sixties Archive, accessed October 23, 2020, https://rozsixties.unl.edu/items/show/788.

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