Palo Alto, CA: Midpeninsula Observer, 1967.
Stop the Draft Week Portfolio Photo Collection. Small folio. Original printed paper wrapper with inner sleeves holding a loose suite of twenty photographs, including three double-page, documenting protestors and police clashing at the "Stop the Draft Week" protests in Oakland on October 16-20, 1967. Monochromatic photographs printed in a variety of colors on variously colored sheets, with images by David Anderson, Beth Bagby, Marlene Charyn, Stephen Hettenbach, John McChesney, Tina Ruffa, Maitland Sharpe, Chris Springman and William Warren. Fine, with a small snag to the wrapper at the top of the spine fold. This protest was among the earliest organized by the Anti-War Movement in opposition to the Vietnam War. On October 16, 3,000 protestors marched to the Oakland Army Induction center, staging a sit-in, and by the third day, their numbers swelled to 10,000. On October 20th, the police attacked the protestors with nightsticks in order to unblock the streets, injuring 20 and arresting 40, including folk-singer Joan Baez. The event's organizers would become known as the Oakland Seven, and were brought up on charges of conspiracy to trespass, commit a public nuisance, and resist, delay, and obstruct police officers. This portfolio was issued as a fundraiser for the Oakland Seven, who were ultimately acquitted in March, 1969. Item #140937854