Item #981 D.C. Nine Armband. 1969

D.C. Nine Armband. 1969

Red cloth, approximately 6.5” x 18” with white lettering. Armband likely worn in support of the D.C. Nine.

According to the Zinn Education Project: “In March 22, 1969, nine protesters [eight of the nine were Roman Catholic priests, nuns, and seminarians] smashed glass, hurled files out a fourth floor window, and poured blood on files and furniture at the Dow Chemical offices in Washington, D.C. In a prepared statement, the nine noted that Dow seeks “profit in the production of napalm, defoliants and nerve gas.” They acted because of Dow’s “refusal to accept responsibility for programmed destruction of human life.” On May 7, 1970, the nine were sentenced to terms ranging from three months to six years in jail. Seven of the nine appealed and won a reversal of their convictions at the U.S. Court of Appeals in June 1972. Item #981

Price: $400.00

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