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Vietnam War, 1963

Vintage Newspaper


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The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, or "The Great March on Washington," was one of the largest political rallies for human rights in United States history. On August 27, 1963, approximately 250,000 people set their sights on Washington in the name of civil and economic rights for African Americans. The following day, August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famed speech, "I Have a Dream," calling for an end to racism. This movement was credited with helping to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and inspiring the Selma to Montgomery marches which led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Bennington Banner (Vermont), Monday, August 26, 1963, ten pages. Headlines on front page reads: "U.S. Policy Toward Viet Nam Hinges on Report from Lodge," in part: "The United States is awaiting new developments in South Viet Nam, including an interview scheduled for tomorrow between Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge and President Ngo Dinh Diem, before formulating a firm policy, the New York Times reports"; and "Lodge Meets Diem But Talks Are Put Off," in part: "U.S. Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge met with President Ngo Dinh Diem today in the wake of a massive student revolt smashed by arm police and troops in full battle gear." 

Other headlines include: "United Nations' Strength Is Growing, U Thant Says"; "Buses Set to Go Tuesday In March on Washington"; "They Expect to Free the Trapped Miners by Tonight"; "Goal of This Week's March Is Not Only Justice for the Negro but for America"; "Washington Is City of Contrast: Splendor, Squalor, Power, Bias."

Measuring approximately 16.25 x 22.5, this vintage newspaper is in fine condition, with light toning along the edges and a partial separation at bottom of binding.

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