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Contact: Edward Varno, Executive Director, for more information or to arrange an advance interview with Robert Good
Ontario County Historical Society to present, “The Power of Protest.”
Join us at the Historical Society. Wednesday April 24.
On the night of December 16, 1773, Samuel Adams and the Sons of Liberty boarded three ships in the Boston harbor and threw 342 chests of tea overboard to protest the British Tea Act. The rest, as they say, is history. Citizen protests have played a critical role in the history of the United States. Most recently, student protests following the killing of 14 students and three teachers at Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, have captured the attention of the media and led to some, if limited, gun control legislation.
Local students have joined the resound. Protest is just as relevant as it has ever been in history.
The Ontario County Historical Society will present a program on The Power of Protest at the Museum at 55 North Main Street, Canandaigua at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, April 25th. The speaker will be Bob Good, a member of the Camden 28, a group of antiwar activists arrested on August 21, 1971 while attempting to break in and vandalize a Camden, New Jersey draft board office.
The Camden 28, unlike many other protest groups in the anti-war and civil rights movements of the 60’s, were part of the growing Catholic and religious opposition to the war. After three days of deliberations, a jury of seven women and five men returned a verdict of not guilty on all charges. The acquittals represented the first legal victory for the antiwar movement in five years of such draft board actions and prosecutions. Supreme Court Justice William Brennan called the proceedings and the jury's verdict "one of the great trials of the 20th century.”
Mr. Good will share his experience with the trial, including the emotional testimony given by his mother. The presentation will include a video of a reenactment of that testimony. He will lead a discussion of the role of the trial and protests in changing the social and legal landscape of the time.
There is no cost for the event, but space is limited so reservations are requested. Call the Ontario County Historical Museum at (585) 394-4975 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.orgFind out more »
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