Baltimore Four, October 27, 1967

Jonah House:

Phil Berrigan, Tom Lewis, draft board workers at the Baltimore Customs House October 27, 1967.

“How do we move from dissent to resistance?” The question was in the fore­front of consciousness among anti-war activists of the 1960s. As they watched the young refuse induction and go to prison, the question became critical: “What about us? How can we encourage them if we ourselves are not willing to share in their risk?”

“The Baltimore Four” was the first of more than 100 draft board actions across the country that spanned the years of 1967 – 1972.

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