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Controversy Continues to Follow Ayers and Dohrn

Last year's election was a tumultuous time for Chicagoan Bill Ayers. Right-wing pundits raised a ruckus over contacts between the former 1960s radical and then candidate Barack Obama. The election may be long over, but controversy continues to follow Ayers. He and his wife Bernardine Dohrn, also a former member of the Weather Underground, were scheduled to speak at a high school in Naperville. That appearance was cancelled after some people complained. The superintendent said in a statement that he chose to cancel the event because outrage and anger over it threatened to overshadow its educational value.

Ayers and Dohrn discuss the controversy, as well as their new book, Race Course Against White Supremacy.

Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn will hold a book reading on May 25 at the Hyde Park Art Center.

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