April 15, 1967 : Antiwar protests held in New York and San Francisco

Introduction

Massive parades to protest Vietnam policy are held in New York and San Francisco. In New York, police estimated that 100,000 to 125,000 people listened to speeches by Martin Luther King, Jr., Floyd McKissick, Stokely Carmichael and Dr. Benjamin Spock. Prior to the march, nearly 200 draft cards were burned by youths in Central Park. In San Francisco, black nationalists led a march, but most of the 20,000 marchers were white.

Article Details:

April 15, 1967 : Antiwar protests held in New York and San Francisco

  • Author

    History.com Staff

  • Website Name

    History.com

  • Year Published

    2009

  • Title

    April 15, 1967 : Antiwar protests held in New York and San Francisco

  • URL

    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/antiwar-protests-held-in-new-york-and-san-francisco

  • Access Date

    November 24, 2017

  • Publisher

    A+E Networks