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Work for Peace

Work for Peace Cause Button Museum
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White text on a green background with an illustration of a dove

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union bug

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Protest to American involvement in the Vietnam War grew in scale in 1965 after the introduction of the draft. In 1968, a large outdoor concert entitled, "Composers and Musicians for Peace," was staged in New York. The same year, protesters disrupted the reelection campaign of Lyndon Johnson, ultimately leading to his departure from the race. Though many consider 1968 to be the peak of the protests, the antiwar movement continued for the duration of the Vietnam War and was a defining feature of art, music, and student life in the 1960s.


Ashton, Chris. (2018). "Social Impacts of Popular Culture During the Vietnam War". Advanced Writing: Pop Culture Intersections. 24.

Gitlin, Todd (1993). The Sixties: Years of Hope, Days of Rage. New York: Random House Publishing Group. p. 323. 

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