Catonsville Nine: The 40th anniversary

On May 17, 1968, a group of Catholics now known as the “Catonsville Nine” went to the draft board in Catonsville, Maryland, took 378 draft files, brought them to the parking lot in wire baskets, dumped them out, poured homemade napalm over them, and set them on fire.

To remember the anniversary of this event, which continues to bear fruit today, we talked with Catonsville Nine member (and our housemate) Tom Lewis. Also part of the conversation is long-time peace activist Emeritus Professor Michael D. True, Ph.D. and Doctor of Humane Letters (honoris causa).

3 thoughts on “Catonsville Nine: The 40th anniversary”

  1. Thanks for posting this! I enjoyed the interview and found it inspirational. Good to see Tom Lewis on the internet. When is someone going to digitize a retrospective of his artwork so it can be posted on a site? Is it being archived?

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  2. I have seen the “Sunflower” woodcut before in “Disciples and Dissidents”. It was larger than I imagined…

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