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1960s civil rights and anti-war activist to speak to Newtown Quakers


Norval Reece, who worked with Martin Luther King, Bobby Kennedy and Eugene McCarthy during the 1960s on civil rights and anti-Vietnam marches and campaigns, will speak on “Why Activism in the ’60s Mattered Then and Now” at the Newtown Quaker Meetinghouse, 219 Court St., at 9:45 a.m. Sunday, April 21.

Following the presentation, there will be worship in the manner of Friends at 11 a.m. with people speaking out of silence as they are moved to do so. The public is welcome at all events. Visit for information.

Reece served two years with the Quakers in India at the Quaker center in Delhi, 1960-1962, and was a full-time activist, organizer and political campaign manager in the U.S. during the 1960s.

Reece will be interviewed by Tony Wolf, retired professor from Bucks County Community College, and former Peace Corps volunteer in India and activist in the ’60s.

“All of this ’60s activity is relevant to what is going on now in this country. We have major problems, and they won’t be resolved unless people get massively involved in the issues,” Reece said.

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