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Video: An Antiwar Couple Who Shaped History

“Radical Love” tells the story of Michael and Eleanora Kennedy’s lifelong dedication to radical political movements—from the Black Panthers to the Weather Underground—and to each other.

Running time: 20 minutes

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Directed by William Kirkley

Produced by The New Yorker

Attorneys Michael and Eleanora Kennedy, who defended The Weather Underground, The Black Panthers, and countless other revolutionaries against the U.S. Government, became targets of the FBI and had to go on the run.

7 comments on “Video: An Antiwar Couple Who Shaped History

  1. melpacker
    January 17, 2022

    Thanks for posting this. I remember these struggles well and hope to stay involved in struggles to come. At 76, I still agree with “taking personal risk to save humanity” and know there are many others who feel and do the same.

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  2. Barbara Huntington
    January 16, 2022

    Wow! These are the folks that stayed with it. A highlight of my life was going to Mississippi when the federal registrars were sent down. I did feel fear, but being a northern white, I could come home and I did. I have great admiration for those who stuck with it. Thank you so much for sharing this film.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Vox Populi
      January 17, 2022

      Yes, I was inspired by the film, and I was glad to have a chance to share it.

      Liked by 2 people

  3. kim4true
    January 16, 2022

    I immediately thought of Lee Zacharias’ new novel, What a Wonderful World This Could Be. I guess it is finally time to revisit this period in our history.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vox Populi
      January 16, 2022

      We certainly could use the idealism and optimism that activists of that time felt.

      Liked by 2 people

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