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April 24 SMC

April 24 SMC Event Button Museum
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This pin was issued by the Student Mobilization Committee (SMC) in honor of an April 24, 1971 event hosted in Philadelphia as a part of an anti-Vietnam protest. The SMC, which was also known as Student Mobe, began in 1966 as a group arranging campus protests against the war but grew to one of the largest and longest active national anti-Vietnam war organizations with 15 campus organizations nationwide. The popularity of the organization is often attributed to their strict avoidance of civil disobedience and policy of non-exclusion. It also welcomed all anti-war activists, regardless of their ideology or political leanings. The organization began disbanding in 1973 in conjunction with U.S. troops withdrawing from Vietnam.


April 24 / SMC [pinback button] by [Student Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam]: Search for rare books. (n.d.). Retrieved from

De Rosa, A. (2008). Part 3: Student Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam, 1966-1973 . In America in Protest: Records of Anti-Vietnam War Organizations. Gale Cengage Learning.

Johnson, D. H. (2015, March 4). Student Mobilization Committee – The Hall-Hoag Collection. Retrieved from

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