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Vietnam War 360 Library Series

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Inspired by the incredible people that we have met here at the Story Wall, the Vietnam War 360 Series at local libraries this spring seeks to amplify these diverse perspectives and spark conversation. Veterans, family-members, refugees, artists, civilians, protestors, conscientious objectors... There are many voices and many stories that can help all of us gain…

A woman speaking to a group of people.

Inspired by the incredible people that we have met here at the Story Wall, the Vietnam War 360 Series at local libraries this spring seeks to amplify these diverse perspectives and spark conversation.

Veterans, family-members, refugees, artists, civilians, protestors, conscientious objectors… There are many voices and many stories that can help all of us gain fresh perspective on this time in our nation’s history.

Join us at a library near you and share your own story here at the Story Wall.

View our 360 Series page for the current list of speakers and event dates.

Hope to see you this spring!

Call for stories: 87 Counties

We'd love to get one story from each of Minnesota's 87 counties! If you live in greater Minnesota, or spent the Vietnam War years in greater Minnesota, we'd especially love to hear from you. Please help us reach this goal by sharing your story at MNVietnam.org/share-your-story EXPLORE THE MINNESOTA STORIES MAP


We’d love to get one story from each of Minnesota’s 87 counties! If you live in greater Minnesota, or spent the Vietnam War years in greater Minnesota, we’d especially love to hear from you.

Please help us reach this goal by sharing your story at MNVietnam.org/share-your-story

EXPLORE THE MINNESOTA STORIES MAP

THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT AND THE VIETNAM WAR

A young black pilot with his helmet and shades on, flying his aircraft.

As the Vietnam War ramped up, so did the Civil Rights Movement with the landmark passing of both the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. While the Vietnam War was by no means the first major conflict that African American men fought in, it was the first where they…

A young black pilot with his helmet and shades on, flying his aircraft.

As the Vietnam War ramped up, so did the Civil Rights Movement with the landmark passing of both the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

While the Vietnam War was by no means the first major conflict that African American men fought in, it was the first where they were fully integrated – at least on paper. Particularly in the early years of the war, the draft disproportionately affected people of color. It’s no surprise, then, that anti-war sentiments were prevalent in the civil rights community.

In this featured collection of stories, you’ll notice a wide variety of experiences, indicative of the intersectionality of the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War.


We are seeking new perspectives from African American women who lived through the Vietnam War.
Whether you were a nurse, an activist, or a civilian, you have a story to tell.

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