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In her interview with Ron Chepesiuk, Bernardine Dohrn detailed her part in the 60s anti-war movement. She covered such topics as the Gulf War, the feminist movement and gender rights, the Weather Underground, former SDS members, Kent State, and other movement events. Dohrn also discussed her involvement in dealing with poverty and children’s rights as a lawyer. Dohrn’s focuses before and after the Vietnam War was the failure of family court and the United States’ inability to deal with impoverished families and children. This interview was conducted for inclusion into the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections Oral History Program.
1 hour, 33 minutes
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Weathermen/Weather Underground, family court, Juvenile Court System, Bill Ayers, children’s rights, radicalism, Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), feminism, gender equality, Vietnam War, Women Against War, Gulf War, UNICEF, poverty, United Nations, death penalty (for minors), Martin Luther King, Jr., Jane Adams, William Kunstler, Charles Garry, Naomi Jaffe, Anita Hill, Clarence Thomas, Kent State, Kathy Boudin
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.