On March 16, 1968, over 500 Vietnamese men, women, and children were killed in the hamlets of My Lai-4 and My Khe in Quang Ngai Province by American soldiers in what became known as the MY LAI massacre, the most notorious atrocity in the Vietnam War. The events were immediately covered up and were not revealed for over a year. Eventually, over two dozen enlisted men and officers up to the rank of Major General were investigated for the killings and cover-up.
On March 16, 2018, these events will be explored in a conference at Columbia Law School:
THE MY LAI MASSACRE: REFLECTIONS AND LESSONS
A 50TH ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE
Speakers include Rev. Donald Shriver, president emeritus of the Union Theological Seminary; Kenneth Raby, military defense counsel for Calley, William Eckhardt, lead prosecutor of Captain Ernest Medina; Howard Jones, Professor Emeritus of the University of Alabama and author of My Lai: Vietnam, 1968, and the Descent into Darkness; Richard Hammer, former New York Times reporter who covered the My Lai Court trials; Peter Stremiskis, member of the PEERS commission investigating the massacres, Peter Range, former Time magazine reporter who covered the trials; John Prados, National Security Archives, author of Vietnam: The History of an Unwinnable War, 1945-1975; Michael MacPherson, Veterans for Peace and other journalists, scholars, activists and veterans.