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Quiet Time

Silent Vigil for Peace April 21, 1972

As the Vietnam War escalated, about 200 Sarah Lawrence students, faculty, and staff, as well as local residents, marched into the Bronxville traffic circle to hold a silent peace vigil. For an hour and a half the group stood and gave out pamphlets to passersby, one of which said, “March in New York tomorrow … not just another demonstration … this is an election year and Democrats and Republicans alike have to be reminded that Vietnam is a very real political issue.” After the vigil, the group marched back to campus and the vigil ended as silently as it had begun.

Enough words have been spoken