Los Angeles: Freedom Draft Movement, n.d. (1966). Three mimeograph leaves, 8-1/2 X 11 inches. Letter "K" inked to one corner, else fine. Item #204466
A conscientious objector since 1960, community activist Levi Kingston was at the forefront of the draft resistance movement during the Vietnam war. He founded the Freedom Draft Movement in the wake of the Watts rebellion to educate Black men of draft age about the draft laws and instruct them in methods of resistance. The prospectus here outlines the origins and aims of the Freedom Draft Movement; the Open Letter addresses specific questions about the war, the anti-war movement, about the attitude of the fighting men to draft-resisters, and invites community members to discuss all of these issues; the third item reproduces a press report on the greater death rate of Black troops in Vietnam as opposed to Whites.