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The Weather Underground Organization - Terrorists or Agents for Justice?

Tuesday, November 13

6:30 pm

Location: Shorewood Village Center

Educator and historian Bill Dahlk will explore the Weather Underground Organization, a revolutionary group of the 1960s and early 1970s that was known for using extreme measures to carry out their objectives.  Dahlk will discuss the Weather Underground Organization's beginnings as Students for a Democratic Society, their transition through reformist activities into militant anti-Vietnam War protests, and their role in bombing targets in the United States.  Were they terrorists or agents for justice?


Bill Dahlk earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Masters in History at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. For 27 years, Dahlk taught for Milwaukee Public Schools, teaching second level developmental reading and social studies in inner city schools. Dahlk has also taught American and African-American History at Cardinal Stritch University since 1997.  Dahlk is the author of Against the Wind: African Americans and the Schools in Milwaukee, 1963-2002, and he lives in Shorewood with his wife Kathy; they have two children and four grandchildren.