1990s: Viola Purvis (Orlando meeting) on the role of media in the first Iraq war

American Quaker Viola Purvis, secretary of Orlando Meeting, Florida and co-editor of the Lewis Benson papers, visited Woodbrooke. She told the writer about the media clampdown before the first Iraq war:

“Many demonstrated the Winter Park city (Florida) but we thought we were alone as there were no other reports of opposition to this military action and gave up.

“It was only much later that we found that hundreds of thousands of Americans had demonstrated in many cities.

“ If only we had known the truth we would have continued to protest. . .”

Reference to Viola’s death: http://www.seym.org/ymMIN.pdf/ymMIN2003.pdf

Viola Purvis co-editor of the Lewis Benson papers, now at Haverford college:

http://www.haverford.edu/library/special/aids/benson/benson1162.pdf

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