Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Article "D.C. Marchers 'Part of Something'"

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Article "D.C. Marchers 'Part of Something'"

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In this article, Jay Feldman recounts his experience at the 1969 March on Washington for peace in Vietnam. He tells of meeting fellow youth activists Howard Force, Mark Rosenberg, Andy Bookbinder, and an unnamed “Wisconsin janitor.” The march, organized by the Student Mobilization Committee, was peaceful despite attempts by the Revolutionary Contingency to turn the demonstration into what Feldman calls a “Chicago nightmare,” referencing the 1968 Democratic Convention. However, there was still some violence, including tear-gassing. Nevertheless, he makes a point that most of the participants just wanted peace. These participants were a diverse group of "hippies, yippies, blacks, young, old, bearded and beardless." Feldman ends his article by claiming, “What we asked for in Washington was peace. When you think about it, is that too much to ask for?”

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Feldman, Jay. "D.C. Marchers 'Part of Something.'" The University of Richmond Collegian LII, no. 10 (November 21, 1969): 1, 4. https://collegian.richmond.edu/?a=d&d=COL19691121.2.3&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN-

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The Collegian, University of Richmond

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1969-11-21

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English

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Richmond (Va.)

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Feldman, Jay, “Article "D.C. Marchers 'Part of Something'",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed December 12, 2019, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/3299.