Remembering the day the Vietnam War ended in 1975

Remembering the day the Vietnam War ended in 1975

Thanh Tan’s column on the 38th anniversary of the fall of South Vietnam brought back memories, and a chance to look at the two photos here. I took them on May 1, 1975, in one of the few places in the United States where the Communist victory was celebrated by a parade down the city streets: Berkeley, Calif.

I took the photos on Telegraph Avenue, a block from where I lived. In one, a man holds up a Vietcong flag (blue and red with a yellow star), and another, a red-and-black anarcho-syndicalist flag (though the white sign was held by a street Christian, or “Jesus freak”). In the other photo, a sign says, “All Indochina Must Go Communist!”

Source: blogs.seattletimes.com