Year 25: Bernardine Dohrn

February 16, 2013

Bernardine Dohrn is reaching a milestone this year: at the age of 71, she'll be retiring in August from her long career as professor, advocate, director and founder of the Children and Family Justice Center at Northwestern University.

But Dohrn, of course, also made a mark on the national and Chicago stages in her younger days, as leader of the radical group the Weather Underground.

Year 25

Sharing stories from a milestone age

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She was instrumental in the Days of Rage demonstrations in Chicago in 1969.

And she eventually ended up on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List.

But before all that, Dohrn was law student, taking steps into the anti-war movement.

And that's where her year 25 story begins.