Stop the War
22 in HIGH x 15 in WIDE
(55.88 cm HIGH x 38.10 cm WIDE)
Gift of Lisa & Max Alfert

Stop the War

Poster on white paper, silk screened in dark green. (Printed on the back of old computer print-outs.) Image is of a fist, "Stop the War". This is one of the many Vietnam War Protest posters made at the University of California, Berkeley. Many students, faculty and staff members were involved in the production of such posters; they were upset over the United States having entered Cambodia; this was linked to the killing of four student protestors at Kent State University (Kent, Ohio), and the forced four-day weekend closure of the University of California by then Governor Reagan (to "cool things off").

Used: University Of California, Berkeley | Peace protest | Vietnam War Protest

Picture This Information

This artifact is part of the OMCA's Picture This website. More about the context and history of this artifact is available at Picture This.

About the Picture This web project: California's Perspectives on American History is a resource for teachers and students to learn about the experiences of diverse peoples of California by using primary source images from the Oakland Museum of California's collections. Organized into 11 time periods spanning from pre-1769 to the present, more than 300 photographs, drawings, posters, and prints tell stories from the perspectives of different ethnic groups. Historical contexts are provided to offer a framework of California's role in relation to American history.

The National Archives state that primary sources, "fascinate students because they are real and they are personal: history is humanized through them." Picture This invites students to examine the historical record, encouraging them to connect history with real people and explore how images tell stories and convey historical evidence about the human experience. History becomes more than just a series of facts, dates, and events.      

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