Reporting the War

Thomas A. Johnson

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Johnson, Thomas A. "Few Blacks Among Peace Marchers in the Capital." New York Times, November 16, 1969, p. 61.

This article attempts to explain why there was not a significant number of African-Americans at an anti-war demonstration held at the nation's capitol, despite a large number of African-American speakers at the event. Among the reasons given were lack of finances to make the trip (or take the day off from work to attend), distrust of a white dominated movement, distrust of nonviolence (?), and apathy.

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