Student Mobilization Committee

The Student Mobilization Committee was formed in 1966 “to coordinate opposition to U.S. involvement in the war in Vietnam among college and high school students.”[1] Originally named The Vietnam Day Committee the SMC organized protests on campuses and in cities in addition to being one of the first groups that included civilians and soldiers alike.[2] Based on a letter from 1969, the SMC had centers in 15 cities[3] around the country but began to disband, like many anti-Vietnam groups in the early 1970s (1973) in conjunction with the U.S. beginning to withdrawing troops from Vietnam.[4]

I have included two flyers below from the Boston area center of the SMC.

Student Mobilization Committee Boston (October 20, 1970)

Student Mobilization Committee Boston (October 20, 1970)

Student Mobilization Committee Boston (March 3, 1971)

Student Mobilization Committee Boston (March 3, 1971)

[1] http://militarylies.typepad.com/gi_movement_archives/student-mobilization-committee-to-end-the-war-in-vietnam-.html

[2] http://depts.washington.edu/antiwar/vietnam_student.shtml

[3] http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/1969/jun/05/student-mobilization/

[4] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War#Opposition_to_U.S._involvement_in_the_Vietnam_War:_1962.E2.80.931973