Category Archives: Vietnam War

Vietnam Today: Did Anyone “Win” the Vietnam War?

Going to college during the Vietnam War transformed my life. Because of my sheltered upbringing, I was rudely awakened. I learned the meaning of imperialism, and with that the lack of justice at home in a class- and race-based hierarchical … Continue reading

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1968 – Not Really So Long Ago or Far Away

“I want kids to see that it wasn’t just Martin Luther King making things happen in the 1960s, it was local folks here as well. Just as it is today.” Katie Snyder, Education Program Specialist, Museum of the Grand Prairie … Continue reading

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My 1968: Exodus and Recovery

(Photos of  Joe Miller as sailor, his anti-war button, and 1968 anti-war rallies in Chicago) After six years and ten months on active duty, I was discharged from the Navy on February 3, 1968. I was excited and apprehensive about … Continue reading

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