Boudin, Katherine (1942–)

Revolutionary Katherine Boudin was involved in a bomb explosion and was arrested and imprisoned for life for her participation in an armed robbery that left two police officers and a guard dead.

The daughter of attorney and civil rights activist Leonard Boudin, Katherine Boudin graduated from Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania. While attending law school in the 1960s, she became an activist and joined the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), a group devoted to opposing the perceived evils of capitalist America, particularly U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. Boudin participated in many protests and demonstrations at the time.

In 1969, she joined Weatherman, the militant off-shoot of the SDS. Boudin was involved in the Days of Rage in Chicago and other violent protests, and also authored a handbook on the various ways to evade detection by the authorities. She was present at ...

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