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Document Details


Title: John Lawitt
Local code: OH0328
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Texas Tech University. Vietnam Archive
Collection: Vietnam Archive Oral History Project
Description: (Civilian) John W. Lawitt, originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was a civilian who protested against the Vietnam War from 1964 until 1972. John grew up in Abington, PA, and was a member of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee and the American Friends Service Committee while in High School and participated in anti-war demonstrations in Philadelphia and the surrounding area. He attended the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut from 1968 to 1970 and while there joined the Black Panthers, the Students for a Democratic Society, and the Weathermen and participated in anti-war demonstrations. John transferred to the University of New Mexico in 1970 where he continued to participate in anti-war protests until he graduated in 1972 with a law degree. OH0328 - part of the John Lawitt Collection
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Speaker: Lawitt, John W.
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker place of birth: Philadelphia, PA; Pennsylvania; United States; North America
Speaker occupation: Activist; Lawyer
Document date: Undated
Historical events discussed: Vietnam Conflict, 1955-1975
Locations discussed: Asia; North America; United States; Vietnam
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Asia; Military camps--Vietnam; North America; Oral history; United States; United States--Armed Forces; United States--Military history; Vietnam; Vietnam Conflict, 1955-1975; Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975--Atrocities; Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975--Veterans
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0025360-27204