Cathy Wilkerson

Cathy Wilkerson

Cathlyn Platt Wilkerson , known as Cathy Wilkerson, is an American radical who was a member of the 1970s radical group called the Weather Underground Organization . She came to the attention of the police when she was leaving the townhouse belonging to her father after it was destroyed by an explosion on March 6, 1970. Members of WUO had been constructing a nail bomb in the basement of the building, intending to use it in an attack on a non-commissioned officers dance at Fort Dix, New Jersey that night. Wilkerson, already free on bail for her involvement in the Chicago "Days of Rage" riots, avoided capture for 10 years. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Cathy Wilkerson has one video in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 2007 Interview.

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Member, Weather Underground c. January 1, 2007 - c. October 15, 2007 Videos: 1

Recent Appearances

  • After Words with Cathy Wilkerson

    After Words with Cathy Wilkerson

    Cathy Wilkerson talked about her book Flying Close to the Sun: My Life and Times As a Weatherman, published by Seven Stories…

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