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In his December 1992 interview with Ron Chepesiuk, Philip Berrigan detailed his part in the ‘60s Radical Movement and his current aspirations. Berrigan, a former Catholic priest, told of his nonviolent actions that landed him in jail many times. He covered the topics of Jonah House, United States imperialism, the antiwar movement, his view on violence, underground life, prison life, and Vietnam. Berrigan also discussed his motivation for entering the antiwar movement, the reason for why the movement fell apart, and the sexism of the movement. This interview was conducted for inclusion into the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections Oral History Program.
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Jonah House, nonviolence, imperialism, anti-war, ‘60s communes, Henry Kissinger, Harrisburg Seven, Vietnam War, draft board raids, Catholic church, prison system, Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Lab, nonviolence, Weather Underground, Indochina, Cuban Missile Crisis, the Left, ‘60s counterculture, Elizabeth McAlister, sexism
Sixties Radicals, Then and Now: Candid Conversations with Those Who Shaped the Era © 2008  Ron Chepesiuk by permission of McFarland & Company, Inc., Box 611, Jefferson NC 28640. www.mcfarlandpub.com.