Massive Anti-War Protest in Washington

On the 21st of October, in 1967, a very large crowd of protesters gathered in Washington, D.C. The gathering was a National Mobilization Direct-Action Protest against the war in Vietnam.

It was a time of discontent throughout the country. Upset people who’d rioted in urban areas, like Detroit, had burned parts of U.S. cities during the summer of 1967.

President Johnson and his advisers seemed uninterested in pulling American troops out of Vietnam in the fall of 1967. While images of this large crowd made the news, neither the images nor the message of the protestors seemed to make much of a difference to LBJ and his strategists.

Warren K. Leffler took this photo. It is part of the "U.S. News & World Report Magazine Photograph Collection" at the Library of Congress.

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