National Vietnam Moratorium Day

On October 15, 1969, National Vietnam Moratorium Day, more than 3,500 KU students, faculty, and Lawrence residents marched down Memorial Drive and Jayhawk in protest of the Vietnam War. Around 150 people gathered in front of Strong Hall in a silent vigil behind rows of white crosses, and around 3,000 students in Hoch Auditorium listened to four KU professors make their case against the war. Across America more than 2 million citizens participated in rallies, leafleting, candlelight vigils, etc. in an unprecedented outpouring of public dissent.