On the Merv Griffin Show 1967
1967 anti was demonstration
On the day John Kennedy was shot I was in Massachusetts in eighth grade, it was the end of the school day and the halls were mostly empty, and I was getting ready to walk to a Girl Scout meeting. Got the word there wouldn't be one. Our church had sent people south to work on integration; I was too young to go at 12, but I was energized and did what I could, more every year.
When King and Bobby Kennedy were shot I was a senior in boarding school. When I went to college in the fall I started working for the antiwar organization The Resistance, took training on draft counseling from the American Friends Service Committee, and got tear gassed (for the first time). Did marches in NYC, Boston, and DC for the next five years.
Tear gas isn't so bad if you just let your eyes water.One of my favorite sights was seeing John Mitchell, Nixon's Attorney General, standing on a balcony overlooking a protest and laughing with glee as we got beat up and gassed below ... and then the wind changed, and swept up a big cloud of gas that enveloped him and his retinue. You never saw a fat man move so fast.
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