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Series
Commentary by Sidney Roger
Episode
Nikki Bridges interviewed by Sidney Roger
Contributing Organization
Pacifica Radio Archives (North Hollywood, California)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/28-kk9474772h
Description
In this recording, Sidney Roger interviews Nikki Bridges, the Bay Area chairwoman of the Jeannette Rankin Brigade. She speaks about the creation of the brigade and its plans to march in Washington D.C. on January 15, 1968 to protest the continuation of the Vietnam War. Led by Jeannette Rankin, a noted pacifist and the first woman elected to Congress, the group hoped to gather 10,000 women to present their grievances to Congress, bring an end to the Vietnam War, and heal American society. Ultimately, the Jeannette Rankin Brigade did march on January 15, 1968 in D.C., despite police preventing the brigade from entering the grounds of the Capitol. Five thousand women, wearing black to representing the deaths of the war, marched with eighty-nine year old Rankin. The march, however, also faced its own protest. Known for its traditional images of women as grieving mothers and wives, the Jeannette Rankin Brigade sparked a counter protest during its march by the Radical Women's Groupdressed in miniskirts.
Broadcast
1968-01-09
Created
1968-01-08
Asset type
Episode
Genres
Interview
Topics
Social Issues
Women
Politics and Government
War and Conflict
Public Affairs
Subjects
Rankin, Jeannette, 1880-1973; Women's rights--United States--History; Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements--United States
Creator
KPFA, Producing Organization
Contributor
Roger, Sidney, Interviewer
Bridges, Nikki, Interviewee
Media type
Sound
Duration
0:17:44
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Citation
Chicago: “Commentary by Sidney Roger; Nikki Bridges interviewed by Sidney Roger,” 1968-01-09, Pacifica Radio Archives, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed July 20, 2018, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_28-kk9474772h.
MLA: “Commentary by Sidney Roger; Nikki Bridges interviewed by Sidney Roger.” 1968-01-09. Pacifica Radio Archives, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. July 20, 2018. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_28-kk9474772h>.
APA: Commentary by Sidney Roger; Nikki Bridges interviewed by Sidney Roger. Boston, MA: Pacifica Radio Archives, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_28-kk9474772h