• Protest at Big Boy

    Young teenagers protest after being refused service at Marc's Big Boy, located then at 2717 N. Mayfair Rd. The protest lasted several nights, attracting between 50-100 teenage boys. 8/1/1966. Marc's B…

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  • Protesters block intersection

    Students from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Marquette University stand and sit in the middle of Wisconsin Ave. They were protesting the war in Vietnam. 400 block E. Wisconsin May 5 rally. Begi…

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  • Protest in front of Germania building

    Duncan, Todd

    A group of people stand by a flagpole across from the U. S. Army recruiting office. Many Vietnam war protests were staged in Milwaukee in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Todd Duncan / Sep 24 PM 10:34

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  • People protest against George Wallace

    Koshollek, George P

    Members of Youth Against War & Fascism are protesting an appearance by George Wallace. Several hold signs. One sign reads, "Defeat George Wallace". Another reads "Black GI's die in Viet-nam for white…

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  • Protest in support of Milwaukee 14

    Gebhard, Erwin

    A group of Marquette students stand outside, holding a banner that reads :"We Support the Milwaukee 14". The rally, which included about 450 people, began at the Joan of Arc chapel and ended outside o…

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  • Protesters hold candlelight vigil

    War protesters hold a candlelight vigil on October 12, 1968. Two people in the crowd wear armbands that read "Milwaukee 14". The Milwaukee 14 were activists who stole and then burned draft records fro…

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  • Allen Bradley protestor outside Urban League

    In 1969 and 1970 Civil Rights activists protested the hiring practices at the Allen-Bradley Company. Many hires were through the Urban League, which protesters claimed held unrealistically high standa…

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  • Student protester in mask

    Nandell, Robert

    A student with a plastic mask holds a book with a paper cross taped to the cover. On April 28, 1966 UWM students participated in a world-wide student strike against war and racism. UWM students in wor…

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  • Protesters at Marines recruitment booth

    Students received permission to protest at the Marines recruiting booth at the UWM Student Union. The protest only lasted 15 minutes before several male students ripped the protesters signs. Nov 3, 19…

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  • Protesters march in circle

    Youth Against War and Fascism protest on the sidewalk in front of the Federal Building during the St. Patrick's Day Parade passes by in the street. According to the Milwaukee Journal, there was some f…

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  • Protesters hold signs

    Kluetmeier, Heinz

    Youth Against War and Fascism protest on the sidewalk in front of the Federal Building during the St. Patrick's Day Parade passes by in the street. According to the Milwaukee Journal, there was some f…

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  • Protesters watching ROTC drills

    Protesters gather along a fence, watching ROTC officers march. Student led protests of the ROTC's presence at universities were happening on campuses all over the country. 5/12/1969. ROTC officers

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  • Protesters stage sit-in

    A large group of people sit and stand inside the district attorney's office. They were there protesting the death of Ernie Lacy. Milwaukee police were looking for a suspect on June 9, 1981, when they…

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  • Students protest in front of theater

    Members of Marquette University's Students for a Democratic Society march in front of the Varsity Theatre. They were protesting an ROTC lecture that was being held there. MU students for a democratic…

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  • Men protest Veterans' Day ceremonies

    Gessert, Sherman A. Jr

    A group of people hold a conversation outside, surrounded by American flags. Vietnam Veterans Against War was protesting the Veterans' Day celebrations. Memorial Center - October 22, 1973. VVAW protes…

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  • Ernie Lacy protesters

    Sieu, Benny

    Mr. and Mrs. Lacy stand outside a building. Protesters carrying signs stand behind them. Milwaukee police were looking for a suspect on June 9, 1981, when they spotted Ernest Lacy. Lacy had never comm…

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  • Protesters stand in street

    Stergar, Al

    A group of people hold a vigil for Ernie Lacy. Milwaukee police were looking for a suspect on June 9, 1981, when they spotted Ernest Lacy. Lacy had never committed a crime, but struggled with mental h…

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  • Servicemen walk past protesters

    Kluetmeier, Heinz

    Youth Against War and Fascism protest on the sidewalk in front of the Federal Building as a group of servicemen passes by. Anti-war demonstration / Mar 16, 1968 / Finished Photo 1968 Mar 16 PM 4:49 /…

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  • Protesters stand in church

    A group of people stand arm-in-arm in the front of the church. Faith groups were often involved in anti-war protesting during the Vietnam war. 11/7/1968 / 4

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  • Protesters frolicking in pool

    Nandell, Robert

    Several people wade in the pool at Civic Center plaza. On May 5, 1971 students from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee led an anti-war march from campus to downtown. May 5, 1971. Peace Rally at Civic C…

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