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Reminiscences of Kate Martin : oral history, 2002-2003.

Creator: Martin, Kate, 1952-
Project: September 11, 2001 oral history narrative and memory project.
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Phys. Desc. :transcript 73 pages sound recordings 3 audio discs (113, 68 min.) : digital ; 3 in.
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Director, Center for National Security Studies.

Scope and Contents

Background: born Pasadena, CA, childhood Bloomington, IN; education: law school University of Virginia; career: lawyer, director of ACLU National Security Litigation Project, general counsel to the National Security Archive, director of the Center for National Security Studies; 9/11: in Washington, D.C. near Pentagon, immediate concern for Palestinian co-worker, walk to daughter's school; post-9/11: reflections on relation between terrorism, human rights, and civil liberties, importance of obedience to law in U.S. foreign policy and response to terrorism, discussion of Justice Department and Attorney General John Ashcroft, discussion of anti-Arab and anti-Muslim bias, immigrant deportation and surveillance, participation in anti-war demonstrations with young daughter, reaction of daughter to war coverage..


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