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The Catonsville Nine: A Story of Faith and Resistance in the Vietnam Era

Friday, 3 August 2012 | A Public Affair

On Friday August 3rd, Esty Dinur talked with Shawn F. Peters about his recent book “The Catonsville Nine: A Story of Faith and Resistance in the Vietnam Era.” “On May 17th, 1968, a group of Catholic antiwar activists burst into a draft board in suburban Baltimore, stole hundreds of Selective Service records (which they called “death certificates”), and burned the documents in a fire fueled by homemade napalm. The bold actions of the ”Catonsville Nine” quickly became international news and captured headlines throughout the summer and fall of 1968 when the activists, defended by radical attorney William Kunstler, were tried in federal court. In The Catonsville Nine, Shawn Francis Peters, a Catonsville native, offers the first comprehensive account of …. more »

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