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Jane Brotman (1:29) video | transcript

I found myself reading books about the history of Vietnam and the history of the role of the United States, vis-à-vis Vietnam. I found myself going to teach-ins on campus, going to any lecture I could go to that would teach me more. I started taking history classes and it's like I couldn't get enough. I just needed to know what was going on and I would say between October 18th of 1967 until January, there was a real process of transformation in terms of my thinking about the war in Vietnam, about the role of the United States in the world and by February, my position had changed and I not only saw myself as someone who was against the war in Vietnam but I now was an active participant against the war in Vietnam. And what I mean by that is that I now felt like I was part of this antiwar movement on campus, which had grown into a real sizeable movement after [the] Dow Chemical protest.

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