A Sixties activist looks back at the anti-war and civil rights movement
Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. In a moment an interview with veteran civil rights and anti-war activist Bill Zimmerman. Heâs written a new autobiographyâ¦ weâll talk about activism in the 1960âs and early 70âs in a momentâ¦ but first a listener comment about last nightâs Last Call on which we discussed new immigration laws that are being considered in Tallahassee.
This weekend marks the 40th anniversary of the Mayday anti-war demonstration in Washington DC. Our guest was an organizer of that protest - which resulted in the largest mass arrest in US history. He was also involved in registering black voters in the south, he marched with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Chicago, he helped organize the 1967 march on the Pentagon, he smuggled medicine to North Vietnam, took part in the protests in Chicago at the 1968 Democratic Convention and flew food into American Indians during the siege at Wounded Knee. Bill Zimmerman- author of the new book Troublemaker: A Memoir From The Frontlines Of The 1960âs (Doubleday) joins us now.comments powered by Disqus