A photo essay coordinated by Nancy Albert, Mark Jones, Janice Matthews, and the Connecticut Explored editorial staff FALL 2003
On the home front reaction to war has ranged from wholesale support to highly contested. The Vietnam War divided the nation and drew citizens into the streets in protest. As the war dragged on and casualties mounted, public opposition to it intensified. Massive antiwar rallies took place not only in New York and Washington D.C. , but on college campuses and in cities and towns across the nation. Hartford was no exception, as these photographs published in the Hartford Times during the 1960s and 1970s illustrate. City and state residents turned out by the thousands to passionately proclaim their opposition to what many felt was an unjust and futile war.
All photos from the Hartford Times Collection, Hartford Public Library.