Vietnam: THE POWER OF PROTEST
On May 1-2, 2015, one thousand people marked the 50th anniversary of the first national demonstration against the Vietnam War in Washington, DC. The 1965 protest was the beginning of what historian Howard Zinn called “the greatest antiwar movement the nation had ever experienced, a movement that played a critical part in bringing the war to an end.”
Learn more about the Vietnam Peace Commemoration Committee.
"The struggle for memory and history is a living thing – it's ongoing and does not end...
Each generation has to wrestle with the history of what's come before and ask whose interest does this history serve, how does it advance a legacy of social movements, how does it deny that legacy?...
We gather here to remember the power we had at one point, the power of the peace movement and to challenge the Pentagon on the battlefield of memory...."
(speaking at Vietnam: The Power of Protest)