800 F. Street NW
Washington, D.C., District of Columbia 20004

The FBI and the Weather Underground

Thursday, 26 January; 6:30 pm

?Within the next 14 days we will attack a symbol or institution of American injustice.??

Bernadine Dohrn, Weather Underground Organization (WUO) founder

In the late 1960s and early 1970s long-simmering public unrest over the Vietnam War, social reform, and civil rights erupted into violent radical protest. When the WUO began a series of bombings?including strikes on the U.S. Capitol and the Pentagon?as acts of war against the United States, its young members became the target of one of the largest FBI manhunts in history. Bill Ayers, a founding member of the militant political organization and author of Fugitive Days, will recount the origins of the WUO, its purpose, as well as his own evolving feelings about its actions and legacy. Don Strickland, a former FBI agent assigned to the WUO case, will discuss the Bureau?s wide-ranging efforts to deal with the WUO?s violent acts and track down Underground fugitives, many of whom had become skillful in adopting aliases, forging identification, and selecting hideouts. Join these two former adversaries for an evening of reflection and revelation about an incendiary time in American history.

Tickets: $20

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Added by jtelford on January 24, 2006

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