This Day in History

April 17, 1965: Largest Anti-War Protest

Time Periods: People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: US Foreign Policy, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements

April 17, 1965 was the largest anti-war protest to have been held in Washington, D.C. up to that time.

The number of marchers (15,000–25,000) was close to the number of U.S. soldiers in Vietnam at the time (less than 25,000).

Teaching the Vietnam War: Beyond the Headlines is a lesson on teaching about the Vietnam War and the antiwar movement.

An exam prepared by Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) on the war.