Bernadine Dohrn

(Bernardine Rae Dohrn)

Bernadine Dohrn
Bernadine Dohrn
  • Born: January 12, 1942
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Clinical Associate Professor Law









Bernardine Rae Dohrn is a former leader of the Weather Underground domestic terror group, responsible for bombings of the United States Capitol, the Pentagon, and several police stations in New York, as well as the Greenwich Village townhouse explosion that killed three of its members. As a member of the Weather Underground, Dohrn helped to create a "Declaration of a State of War" against the United States government, and was placed on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted list, where she remained for three years. From 1991 to 2013 she was a Clinical Associate Professor of Law at the Children and Family Justice Center at Northwestern University School of Law. She is married to Bill Ayers, a co-founder of the Weather Underground, who was formerly a tenured professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Even in my most inflamed moment I never supported a racist mass murderer.
I don't come from a privileged background.
I felt grand juries were illegal and coercive.
I guess I feel very strongly that I disagree with the notion of personalizing history and movements and big events. History
I just feel that I don't agree with sensationalized versions of history or me. Any version that's sensationalized. History
I think that there is a lot going on with young people today.
I think the Sixties in some ways is a barrier to young people today. They think of it, you know, what we're doing is not that. But it's partly the myth of the Sixties. It always felt embattled and small. It always, almost always, was a small group of people relative to the opposition around.
I think there's a mystery about what a social movement is.
I was shocked at the anger toward me.
I wish that I had bridged the feminist movement and the anti-war movement better than I did.
I'm so unhappy with electoral politics that I switched to sports radio. Sports & Athletics ;Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Over all, many of society's values are a cesspool. Society
The '60s are presented to kids today as a commodity.
The aspects of patriotism that hush dissent, encourage going along, and sanction comfortable distancing and compliance with what is indecent and unacceptable... those aspects are too fundamental to ignore or gloss over. Citizenship & Patriotism
There are plenty of mothers who should not be allowed to raise their children.
You can't win for losing. Either you fulfill their stereotype of being a radical 60's person or you've sold out. In fact, of course, millions of people who were active in the 60's are doing work on issues that try to reflect their values. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
You're always trying to balance your understanding of who you are and what you need, and your longing and imaginings of freedom. Freedom & Liberty

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