Bring them Home Alive! Stop the War Now!
Maker: Student Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam
Date Made: 1967
Place Made: United States: California, Los Angeles
Measurements: 57.1 cm x 88.9 cm; 22 1/2 in x 35 in
Main Subject: Peace (Anti-War); Viet Nam War Era
Materials: paper (fiber product)
Bring Them Home Alive! Stop the War Now! Fri June 23 Century Plaza Hotel Student Mobilization Committee 555 N. Western Ave., L.A. 90004, 467-3744
Acquisition Number: 1989-019
The same photo, slogan and layout were used in at least 2 other posters produced in Los Angeles to promote demonstrations in San Francisco (April 15, 1967; #26356) and San Clemente (August 17, 1969 #15895). Sizes and color varied. A photograph of this poster being used in a demonstration can be found in reference file (1992-099)
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On June 23, 1967, 15,000 anti-Viet Nam War demonstrators marched to the Century Plaza Hotel where President Lyndon B. Johnson was speaking. It was the largest anti-war gathering in L.A. history up to that time. The peaceful march, made up primarily of students and middle class protesters, including children and babies in carriages, was attacked and forcibly dispersed by hundreds of nightstick-wielding police on motorcycles. In 1997, on the 30th anniversary of the demonstration, the LA Times reported that “the bloody, panicked clash (that ensued between the LAPD and primarily middle class protesters) left an indelible mark on politics, protests and police relations. It marked a turning point for Los Angeles, a city not known for drawing demonstrators to marches in sizable numbers… Johnson rarely campaigned in public again, except for appearances at safe places like military bases. Within nine months, opposition to the war grew so strong that he shelved his reelection campaign.”