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Firsthand Accounts


Image 1: Jane Brotman next to her car; Image 2: Jane Brotman with friends; Image 3: Jane Brotman with her mother; Image 4: Jane Brotman with friend leaving for war protest rally
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Jane Brotman
student

'...I now felt like I was part of this antiwar movement on campus...'

Jane Brotman enrolled at the University of Wisconsin, Madison in the fall of 1967, one of 124 first-year students from New Jersey. Coming from a conventional family, she viewed the student activist movement as a distraction. After she witnessed the violent clash between campus protesters and Madison police, Brotman began to question the war in Vietnam. In 1997, Brotman's son joined the Madison police force.

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