Stories of Service

The Draft | Up in Flames: Draft Card Burning in NYC

Clip: Episode 3 | 2m 38s

In the tumult of the Vietnam War protests, Congress declared destroying draft cards a federal crime. Tom Cornell and David McReynolds took their chances with civil disobedience, and were among the organizers of a legendary draft card burning in Union Square. Protestors and counter-protestors clashed as draft cards went up in flames.

Aired: 04/27/15

Rating: TV-PG

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