During the 1960s protests against the Vietnam War took place all across the nation. The first Stop the Draft Week in Oakland, California, started at the Oakland Army Induction Center on Clay Street in October 1967. Thousands of protestors took to the streets, with many arrests, including singer and peace activist Joan Baez.
Learn more in the articles below.
Links and References
- 90 Arrests in Big Draft March Oakland Tribune October 16, 1967 (p2)
- Police Wedge Routs 4,000 Protestors Oakland Tribune October 17, 1967 (p2)
- Draft Protest Violence Halts Oakland Tribune October 18, 1967 (p2)
- Protestors Threatening New Flareup Oakland Tribune October 19, 1967 (p2)
- Stop The Draft Protests Oakland, CA, Oct and Dec, 1967 YouTube video
- BBC ON THIS DAY | 20 | 1967: Thousands join anti-war movement
- Stop the Draft, December, 1967 Harvey Richards Media Archive
Photojournalism: Stop the Draft Week 1967 by Gerhard Gscheidle
- Opposition to the U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War Wikipedia
Oakland Draft Riots Corvallis Community Pages
stop the draft week OMCA Collections