Monday, May 29, 2017

Remembering the Brave

This, below, is a photo from 1955 of my friend Jenise's dad, peace activist Orin, (3rd from left), going to jail with his brothers, all pacifists, for refusing to register for the draft or serve in the army during the Korean War. 

Jenise said her father used to tell her, "One person doing something is better than a thousand people doing nothing." He never gave up on trying to educate and raise people’s consciousness, she said. In his assisted living residence, he put a bumper sticker on his scooter chair reading "Believe in Good."

Reprinted April 10, 2017, "Obituary: Minneapolis pacifist went to prison three times for his beliefs"

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