Sojourners Magazine: May 1983
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Our children, 7 and 9 years old then, were spending three weeks of their summer vacation with my parents in New York, attending a day camp there.
In April, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was imprisoned for eight days as a result of his role in the Birmingham, Alabama civil rights campaign.
A friend, actually the first of many, once asked me a question: "Why do we choose civil disobedience over the more acceptable forms of protest?" The question seemed incorrect.
On May 1, 1933, in the depths of the Great Depression, the first copies of the Catholic Worker were sold (for a penny a copy, of course) at a May Day demonstration in Lower Manhattan's Union Square.