Filmmaker photos courtesy: Tim Llewellyn Photography, Stephanie Berger, Diane Raines Ward. Other photos courtesy: Magnum Photos, AP Photos, Getty Images, Doug Niven/Another Vietnam
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Harlem Peace March to End Racial Oppression, 1967.
A young man carries a placard that states "No Black Man Ever Called Me Chink" during the Harlem Peace March to End Racial Oppression on April 27, 1967. The statement was taken from boxer/activist Muhammad Ali's original statement about his refusal to participate in the Vietnam War, "Ain't no Vietcong ever called me nigger." Source: Courtesy of Builder Levy, photographer.
Many Vietnam veterans also had trouble earning money and supporting themselves upon returning to the United States. Following World War II, the . government had established a generous benefit program for veterans. This program paid veterans' living expenses plus offered them full college tuition. But the government was not so generous with Vietnam veterans. Partly because it had spent so much money conducting the war, the government offered veterans only $200 per month. This amount was barely enough to cover living expenses, let alone enable the veterans to continue their educations.