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  • Karpen, Joseph
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  • 1969
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  • October 15th, 1969 was the first Vietnam War Moratorium, a suspension of normal activities and a day of protest against the United States' involvement in the Vietnam War. Thousands of Americans participated in the Moratorium in cities all over the nation. In Seattle, more than 5,000 people marched down Fourth Ave. in downtown Seattle. Participants gathered outside the Main Library and marched to Westlake Mall, chanting and waving signs and fla... more
    October 15th, 1969 was the first Vietnam War Moratorium, a suspension of normal activities and a day of protest against the United States' involvement in the Vietnam War. Thousands of Americans participated in the Moratorium in cities all over the nation. In Seattle, more than 5,000 people marched down Fourth Ave. in downtown Seattle. Participants gathered outside the Main Library and marched to Westlake Mall, chanting and waving signs and flags, blocking traffic for around two hours. Several people spoke at the rally, including UW philosophy professor Michael Lerner, Stephanie Coontz of the Northwest Student Mobilization Committee, Russell Block of the Young Socialists Association, and Dale Van Pelt, the local head of the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee and leader of the national grape boycott. The rally ended with the reading of the names of Washington men who had lost their lives in the war, a process that took about 45 minutes. (Source: "Protesters Here Agree: 'Get Out... less
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