dc1968

curated project commemorating the 50th anniversary of 1968 in dc

dedicated to bobby r. hale
28 march 1968 & women's international league of peace and freedom

28 march 1968 & women's international league of peace and freedom

"As long as we kill men, women and children in Vietnam, millions of poor people face an unnecessary death and suffering in America.                                                                                                                                                                                                Coretta Scott King

#OTD 28 March 1968 The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom held a press conference. Coretta Scott King, a WILPF member, was one of the speakers. She is joined at the dais with Kay Camp and Dorothy Hutchinson (pictured from left to right). Camp was president of the U.S. section of WILPF and Hutchinson was chair of the international WILPF. 

The press conference may have taken place at the WILPF legislative office at 1734 F Street, NW, pictured here in 1937.

wilpf 1937.jpg

The district branch of the WILPF was an active chapter, co-sponsoring anti-war marches, community & police discussions, among other events. (Read story about 15 January anti-war march here.)

Your comments are welcome below. Did you attend the press conference? Were you a member of the DC chapter of WILPF?What kind of activities did you participate in? Do you remember the WILPF office? You may comment privately here.

Photo source: Courtesy of Swarthmore College. Photographer unknown. Swarthmore is the official repository of the WILPF. The records are part of their peace collection.
Photo source: Library of Congress. Harris & Ewing, photographer.

29 march 1968 & #throwback thursday

29 march 1968 & #throwback thursday

27 march 1968 & washington coliseum as 24-hour cultural space

27 march 1968 & washington coliseum as 24-hour cultural space