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What the Hell Are We Doing There? Wake Up Black People

ID Number: 3150
Maker: Black United Action Front
Technique: offset
Date Made: 1967
Place Made: United States: California, Los Angeles
Measurements: 41 cm x 27 cm; 16 1/8 in x 10 5/8 in
Main Subject: African Americans; Racism; Viet Nam War Era
Materials: paper (fiber product)
Digitized: Y

Full Text:
What the hell are we doing there? Black youth in Watts. Black youth in Vietnam. Mothers Fathers Organize To Save Your Children L.B. Johnson says that war in Vietnam may last up to ten or more years! Do We Fully Understand What This Man Is Talking About? 1. He is saying that if we have sons that are 8 years or older now that he will take them into the racist U.S. Army to fight in the wars that the U.S. government is waging against colored peoples in Asia, Africa and Latin America. 2. Black children receive inferior education so they cannot go to college and stay out of the Army. So, as soon as they are forced out of High School (they call them "drop-outs") they go right into the "man's" Army. 3. White middle- and upper-class children have better schools and teachers who gear them to college so they are able to stay out of the Army. Also, white parents rightly protest, march, picket and do everything else possible to keep their children out of the Army and Vietnam. 4. Defense Secretary McNamara, who along with Johnson is responsible for the murder of tens of thousands of Vietnamese, black Congolese and Dominicans, said recently that he is going to draft 100,00 young men in the next year. He says that these youngsters have "poverty- encrusted" backgrounds. (N.Y. Times, 8/24/66). 5. The N.Y. Times of 8/25/66 said that "possible 30 per cent" of these young men that the Army would "salvage" would be black men! Now, What Else Do These Murderers Say? They Say That This Is Part Of The "Anti-Poverty Program"! How About That? The Way To Solve The Poverty Of The Black People Is To Get Them Killed In Foreign Wars! Wake Up Black People President Johnson has made it clear what he wants to do. He wants to use the black people to fight in wars against our colored brothers. He wants us to help en- slave them just like we are enslaved. Join Our Demonstration Against the War in Vietnam April 15, 1967 March to start at 11 a.m. At 135th St. & Lenox Ave. Rally at U.N. at 3 p.m. The Black United Action Front, composed of many grass-roots organizations, meets to plan and carry out action every Monday night at 8 p.m. at 139 West 125 Street, Room 4, 666-0787. U.S. Get Out of Vietnam Now!

Acquisition Number: 1989-001

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