We Support the Boston Five

We Support the Boston Five

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The Boston Five are Rev. Coffin, Dr. Spock, Marcus Raskin, Mitchell Goodman, and Michael Ferber. In January 1968 they were convicted of "conspiring to counsel, aid, and abet Selective Service registrants to evade military service and refuse to carry draft cards." At a draft protest in October 1967 over 200 men turned in or burned their draft cards. The judge at the trail stated that the trial was only to determine whether or not the defendants had broken the law, not about the legality/ illegality of the war. Four of the five received guilty verdicts, but the convictions were later overturned.
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United States: Massachusetts, Boston
overall: 28 in x 22 in; 71.12 cm x 55.88 cm
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Bradford Lyttle
Vietnam War
Protest and Civil Disobedience
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