On May 10, the UMBC Social Sciences Forum 'Looking Forward from The 45th Anniversary of the Catonsville Nine Actions,' looks into the impact of the actions of the Catonsville Nine on activism in the United States.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
University of Wisconsin Professor Shawn Peters talks with Patch about his new book.
Shawn Francis Peters, a native of Catonsville and professor at the University of Wisconsin, has finished a book on the history of the Catonsville Nine. "The Catonsville Nine: A Story of Faith and Resistance in the Vietnam Era" is published by Oxford University Press. Peters talks to Patch about his fascination with the topic and how the book came about. Patch: What do you remember about the events and trials after? Was it discussed in the community? Peters: I was born and raised in Catonsville; I attended St. Mark School and Catonsville High School (Class of 1984). I can't claim to have any direct memories about the protest of the Catonsville Nine or their subsequent trial in federal court in Baltimore, but I certainly heard plenty about …
Saturday, May 19, 2012
From the inspirational "Zach," to wild Preakness hats, and an anniversary that helped change the nation's mind about war -- Patch captured the best of your part of Maryland in video.
Although Patch has plenty of great stories written by local editors, we also produce video stories every week. Sometimes we catch local celebrities showing off skills for the camera and other times we feature crime and other visual stories. All are part of your local news experience, and all are available here. Here are the best headlines from video stories on Patch sites near you: Have an idea for a video from Patch? Tell us in the comments.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
The anti-war protest of the Catonsville Nine May 17, 1968 influenced the country in turning against the Vietnam War.
Forty-four years ago Thursday, nine men and women entered what was then the Selective Service office on Frederick Road in Catonsville, removed hundreds of draft records and burned them with homemade napalm outside of the building. Located on the second floor of the Knights of Columbus building on Frederick and Beaumont, the small local draft board was suddenly thrust into the national spotlight. Perpetrated by what became known as the Catonsville Nine, the group of Catholic missionaries were morally opposed to the military engagement in Vietnam. The nine included poet and former priest Daniel Berrigan, his brother Philip Berrigan, also a former priest, and seven others. In 1980, the Berrigan brothers and six others formed The Plowshares …