Category Archives: Draft board

Summer’68 – John Douglas (1968)

“Draft resistance organizing in Boston, a Boston organizer’s trip to North Vietnam — a GI. coffeehouse in Texas, Newsreel’s take over of Channel 13 in New York — following the production of the Rat’s special issue on Chicago — and … Continue reading

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I Ain’t Marching Anymore – Phil Ochs (1965)

“I Ain’t Marching Anymore is Phil Ochs‘ second LP, released on Elektra Records in 1965. Dispensing with second guitarist Danny Kalb, Ochs performs alone on twelve original songs, an interpretation of Alfred Noyes‘ ‘The Highwayman‘ set to music (much as … Continue reading

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Clay v. United States

Muhammad Ali arriving at a Veterans Administration office in Louisville, Ky., in March 1966 to appeal his draft classification. “Clay v. United States, 403 U.S. 698 (1971), was Muhammad Ali‘s appeal of his conviction in 1967 for refusing to report … Continue reading

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Miss America protest

“The Miss America protest was a demonstration held at the Miss America 1969 (September 7, 1968), sometimes known as No More Miss America! The protest was attended by about 400 feminists and separately, by civil rights advocates. The feminist protest, … Continue reading

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American Deserters Committee

Draft-age Americans being counseled by Mark Satin (far left) at the Anti-Draft Programme office on Spadina Avenue in Toronto, August 1967. The front room was so crowded at the time that the counseling session here is taking place in one … Continue reading

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Soldiers in la Guerra

Gilberto C. Villarreal, the author’s father, in Vietnam. “The Edgewood Independent School District, located in a predominantly lower-income Mexican immigrant and Mexican-American west side neighborhood of San Antonio, suffered 54 casualties during the Vietnam War, one of the highest rates … Continue reading

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Radio Atlantic: How Has America Changed Since 1968?

“As 2018 begins, tensions and tumult in America are high. But before the end of 1968, Conor Friedersdorf reminded us in The Atlantic, ‘Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy would be assassinated; U.S. troops would suffer their deadliest … Continue reading

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