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The Bob Fitch Photography Archive Movements for Change

David Harris & Joan Baez, 1967-2014 110 items

David Harris, opponent of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War, appeared at the Oakland, California, Federal Induction Center demonstrations during October and December of 1967. On January 17, 1968, he publicly refused to cooperate with the military draft. This Fresno kid and Stanford student body president was prominent in the leadership of the rapidly growing movement called The Resistance. In March 1968 David married peace activist and folk singer Joan Baez. Two months later David was sentenced to three years in federal prison for draft evasion. On July 15, 1969 federal marshals came to Struggle Mountain - the Harris/Baez home in the Santa Cruz Mountains - to take him to jail. Joan was pregnant and the child was expected in November. On March 15, 1971, Joan and their son Gabriel flew to La Tuna Federal Prison near El Paso, Texas, to welcome David's release and to express their mutual commitment to the peace movement. Bob Fitch photographed them many times over the years, and images of David Harris and Joan Baez are featured in a number of other galleries, including "Connie Vote," "Farmworker Union Strike" and "Civil Rights - Martin Luther King."