|Text on Button||APRIL 24 SMC|
Blue text on a white illustration of a bird on a blue background
|Curl Text||HORN CO. PHILA. 19126|
|Year / Decade Made|
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 https://www.abaa.org/book/865461625.
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 https://blogs.brown.edu/hallhoag/2015/03/04/student-mobilization-commit….