Witness to the Revolution:
Draft Resistance in 60’s Los Angeles
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In her riveting oral history of the end of the 60s, Witness to the Revolution, Clara Bingham unveils anew that tumultuous time when America careened to the brink of a civil war at home, as it fought a long futile war abroad. For ALOUD, Bingham looks back at the local history of the non-violent draft resistance movement of men and women known as The Los Angeles Resistance. (The Los Angeles Resistance Collection is now being archived at the Los Angeles Public Library.) To tell this revolutionary tale, she’s joined by David Harris, Resistance founder, and then-LA Resistance activists, Winter Dellenbach and Bob Zaugh.
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