Poster publicizing the March and Rally for Peace, a demonstration against the Vietnam War, New York City, 1968. Fifth Avenue Vietnam Peace Parade Committee, New York.
Depicts a U.S. soldier with a tear running down his face. Calls for an end to "the war against Vietnam, the war against Black America, the nuclear threat..."
The March and Rally took place on April 27, 1968. Twin parades down Fifth Avenue and Central Park West converged at Sheep Meadow in Central Park, where the crowd was to be addressed by "famous speakers and entertainers." One of the scheduled speakers was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In his place, his widow Coretta Scott King read the notes from the speech he was to give, "Ten Commandments on Vietnam." The notes were in his pocket when he was assassinated.
A classic anti-war poster from the Vietnam era.