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Plaque measures 10 inches tall and 8 inches wide and is protected with 3 layers of sealer. A strip of leather on the back allows hanging.

Make love not war is an anti-war slogan commonly associated with the American counterculture of the 1960s. It was used primarily by those who were opposed to the Vietnam War, but has been invoked in other anti-war contexts since.

Radical activists Penelope and Franklin Rosemont helped to popularize the phrase by printing thousands of "Make Love, Not War" buttons at the Solidarity Bookshop in Chicago, Illinois and distributing them at the Mother's Day Peace March in 1965. They were the first to print the slogan.

In April 1965, at a Vietnam demonstration in Eugene, Oregon, a senior at the University of Oregon pinned a handwritten phrase on her sweater that was the beginning of the popularity of this phrase. Those words read "Let's make love, not war". A picture of Diane Newell Meyer was printed in the Eugene Register-Guard and then a related article turned up in the New York Times on May 9, 1965.

Gershon Legman claimed to be the inventor of the phrase.

Make Love Not War - Wooden Plaque

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: Wood, paper, sealer
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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