January 16, 1966: Joan Baez Jailed

Fifty years ago – January 16, 1966 – Joan Baez was sentenced to ten days in jail for blocking the entrance of the Oakland Armed Forces Induction Center during an antiwar/draft resistor protest. Info courtesy the Peacebuttons.info Peace Calendar.

Folk singer Joan Baez is arrested by police and directed to a nearby police wagon during the sit-in demonstration in front of the Oakland Induction Center in Oakland, Calif., on Oct. 16, 1967. Demonstrators blocked the building entrance in protest of the Vietnam war draft. (AP Photo)

Folk singer Joan Baez is arrested by police and directed to a nearby police wagon during the sit-in demonstration in front of the Oakland Induction Center in Oakland, Calif., on Oct. 16, 1967. Demonstrators blocked the building entrance in protest of the Vietnam war draft. (AP Photo)

 

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