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  • Harold Willens; The Making of a Peace Activist

    By Ellie Kahn, Oral Historian

    February 2, 2015 | 2:54 pm

    Harold Willens, a political activist and entrepreneur, was the author of California's nuclear freeze initiative of 1981. I interviewed him in 1997, when he was 83 years old.  He passed away in 2003.  This is an excerpt from his oral history, and will be followed by another segment...

  • ‘Catch A Fire’ ignites filmmaker’s memories of anti-apartheid dad

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 26, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Shawn Slovo remembers how her Jewish parents, African National Congress activists, left home in the middle of the night to attend secret meetings. She recalls police regularly raiding their Johannesburg house and arresting her mother and father. All the while, she said, she resented...
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