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Catonsville Nine

 
 
Catonsville Nine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 7, 2019
1. Catonsville Nine Marker
Inscription.  On May 17, 1968, nine Catholic activists raided the Selective Service office in Catonsville and burned several hundred draft files to protest the Vietnam War. In a highly-publicized trial, the “Nine”, who included priests Daniel and Philip Berrigan, were convicted and sentenced to prison. The Catonsville action played an important role in the antiwar movement, inspiring similar acts of civil disobedience across the country.
 
Erected 2018 by Maryland Historical Trust, Maryland State Highway Administration.
 
Location. 39° 16.218′ N, 76° 44.382′ W. Marker is in Catonsville, Maryland, in Baltimore County. Marker is at the intersection of Frederick Road and North Beaumont Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Frederick Road. The marker is located in front of the Baltimore County Public Library-Catonsville Branch. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1100 Frederick Road, Catonsville MD 21228, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Castle Thunder (within shouting distance of this marker); Baltimore Regional Trail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rolling Road (approx. 0.3 miles away); Catonsville (approx. 0.3 miles away); This Memorial is Dedicated to all the Men and Women of the Catonsville area
Catonsville Nine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 7, 2019
2. Catonsville Nine Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); The Streetcar Era in Catonsville (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Catonsville (approx. 0.4 miles away); A Civil Rights Milestone (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Catonsville.
 
Also see . . .  Once prosecuted, now honored, Catonsville Nine get a memorial marker (Balt. Sun, May 8, 2018). (Submitted on July 10, 2019.)
 
Categories. War, Vietnam
 
Catonsville Nine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 7, 2019
3. Catonsville Nine Marker
Reverse side of the marker is the same inscription as the front.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 9, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 86 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 9, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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