Category Archives: My Lai

Winter Soldier (1972)

“Winter Soldier is a 1972 documentary film chronicling the Winter Soldier Investigation which took place in Detroit, Michigan, from January 31 to February 2, 1971. The film documents the accounts of American soldiers who returned from the War in Vietnam, … Continue reading

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On the fiftieth anniversary of the My Lai massacre

Mosaic at the memorial at My Lai “Today is the fiftieth anniversary of the My Lai massacre. On the morning of March 16, 1968, American forces entered the village and gathered up all living things: elderly men and women, infants … 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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Art Workers Coalition

Flyer for demonstration on March 30, 1969. “The Art Workers’ Coalition (AWC) was an open coalition of artists, filmmakers, writers, critics, and museum staff that formed in New York City in January 1969. Its principal aim was to pressure the … Continue reading

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Did America Commit War Crimes in Vietnam?

Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre, center, participating in a tribunal that determined the United States had violated human rights and international law in Vietnam. “On Dec. 1, 1967, the last day of the International War Crimes Tribunal’s second session, … Continue reading

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My Lai Massacre

“The Mỹ Lai Massacre was the Vietnam War mass killing and gang rape of between 347 and 504 unarmed Vietnamese civilians in South Vietnam on March 16, 1968. It was committed by U.S. Army soldiers from Company C, 1st Battalion, … Continue reading

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The Vietnam War Is Not Over

Marines marching in Danang, Vietnam, March 15, 1965 “‘The Vietnam War’ Ken Burns says in a recent interview, ‘was the most important event in American history since World War II.’ But, he explains, it’s also an event that tore the … Continue reading

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