Kheel Center for Labor Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University, KHE_5206-PR_B23F5_170
Flyer produced by the Juan Farinas Defense Committee, 1972.
What were the charges against Juan Farinas?
Why should we be careful about using the information on this document as the truth?
Where was Juan Farinas born? Why might that be a problem to the military?
Describe Juan Farinas’s attitude toward the Vietnam War.
What groups supported Mr. Farinas?
According to Juan Farinas, what happened when he reported for induction?
What political party did Juan Farinas belong to?
Using the resources below, learn more about the Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) Supreme Court case. Compare and contrast the facts of the Clay case to the Farinas case, using a graphic organizer like a t-chart or a venn diagram.
Using the resources below, read the primary documents on the Tinker v. Des Moines Supreme Court case that was decided on February 24, 1969. Compare and contrast the Tinker case to the Juan Farinas case. Why do you believe the Supreme Court heard the Tinker case but refused to hear the Farinas case?
Language Arts: Write testimony and prosecution/defense questions for a staged mock trial of the Farinas case.
Art: Create posters both supporting and opposing Juan Farinas.
Math: Locate statistics concerning minority participation in the Vietnam War. Create a bar graph.
Albert, Judith Clavir, and Stewart Edward Albert, eds. 1984. The Sixties Papers: Documents of a Rebellious Decade. Westport, Conn.: Praeger Publishing, 1984.
Gitlin, Todd. 1987. The Sixties: Years of Hope, Days of Rage. New York: Bantam, 1987.
Stone, Geoffrey R. 2005. Perilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime from the Sedition Act of 1798 to the War on Terrorism. New York: W.W. Norton, 2004.
Wells, Tom. 1994. The War Within: America’s Battle over Vietnam. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994.