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Igal Roodenko, April 11, 1974. Interview B-0010.
Political Pacifist Explains the Founding of CORE and the Journey of Reconciliation: Igal Roodenko came of age during the 1930s and became increasingly involved in leftist politics during those years. During World War II he embraced philosophies of nonviolence and pacifism and worked in a camp for conscientious objectors during the conflict. He became a member of CORE during its formative years and participated in the 1947 Journey of Reconciliation, an interracial endeavor to test segregation policies on buses in the South.
Interviewee: Igal Roodenko    Interviewer: Jacquelyn Hall, Jerry Wingate
Duration: 02:13:59     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 7 excerpts.