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“Confront the Warmakers,” 1968

Written on behalf of the National Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam, this letter urged people to gather for a group protest in Chicago’s Grant Park on the afternoon of August 28. This urging came following days of violence in Chicago as police tasked with safeguarding the ongoing Democratic National Convention clashed with anti-war demonstrators. The letter insists that people should not stay away from the scene despite the violence, but stand firm and maintain their First Amendment rights.

Letter from National Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam

Learn more about “Remembering Vietnam.”