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Oral history interview with Philip Berrigan, 1985

Creator: Berrigan, Philip
Project: Individual interviews oral history collection.
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Phys. Desc. :sound file : digital preservation master, WAV files (96 kHz, 24 bit) transcript: 232 pages
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Peace activist

Scope and Contents

Family background, experiences during World War II as artilleryman; education at Holy Cross; decision to join Josephite Order of Roman Catholic Church, ordination to priesthood; involvement with civil rights movement in Washington, D.C., New Orleans and Baltimore; teaching in Catholic schools; non-violent opposition to Vietnam War: destruction of draft documents at Catonsville, MD., serving jail sentences, going underground; marriage and excommunication; peace activism and Plowshares movement; communal life at Jonah House; relationship of religious ethics and politics, liberation theology


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Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1986

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