Conscientious objection -- United States -- History -- Sources
Found in 28 Collections and/or Records:
Papers of a Frances K. and Dwight S. Large, who worked for legal amnesty for Vietnam War resisters.
Staughton Lynd and Alice Niles Lynd, Quakers, authors, and activists in the civil rights and peace movements, who worked individually and collaborated on many labor and pacifist projects.
Albon Platt Man Jr.,was called up for the draft during World War II, but failed to register because of his conscientious objection to war, and was sentenced to three years in prison in March 1943. He was later involvemented with the Committee for Amnesty, the CCCO, the War Resisters League, and other peace groups.
The Metropolitan Board for Conscientious Objectors was a non-sectarian, free advisory service for conscientious objectors to war and military service. The MBCO was set up to provide counseling and legal aid in metropolitan New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut and established by the United Pacifist Committee in 1940. The group disbanded in 1980.
The records of the FCC and NCC highlight the unifying issues for national church work, including labor rights, anti-racism, and conscientious objection.