Forty-one years ago this week, America was struck by a domestic terror attack in the name of peace.
An explosion rocked the Army Math Research Center on the campus of University of Wisconsin in Madison, and Peter Greenberg was a student there. The bomb that students unleashed resulted in the first campus fatalities caused by anti-war protestors.
According to FBI agent Chris Cole, the incident is now being viewed as, “the largest, most destructive terrorist attack occurring on U.S. soil prior to the Oklahoma City Bombing.”
The student-made bomb also marked a shift in tone in the anti-war movement, which had previously adopted its main tactics and strategies––picketing, demonstrating and passive resistance––from the civil rights movement, which was about 10 years older.
Watch Peter Greenberg’s CBS Sunday Morning report: “A statement for peace, an act of war.”
Related links on PeterGreenberg.com:
- CBS News Reports By Peter Greenberg
- Ask the Locals City Guide: Madison, Wisconsin
- Celebrate Veterans Day 2009 With Six Museums Honoring Veterans
- PGW Radio – Madison, Wisconisin, Nov. 14, 2009