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Peace Crimes: The Minnesota 8

The TPT Original documentary, Peace Crimes Backstage, offers a behind-the-scenes look at the play Peace Crimes: The Minnesota 8 which examines the raids and trials of a group of draft resisters in the late 1960s.

The Minnesota 8 was made up of Brad Beneke, Frank Kroncke, Don Olson, Pete Simmons, Bill Tilton, Mike Therriault, Chuck Turchick, and Cliff Ulen.


Black and white photo of Vietnam War protestor group, Minnesota 8.

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Story Subject: Activist

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Story Themes: Anti-war Movement, Antiwar Movement, Bill Tilton, Brad Beneke, Chuck Turchick, Cliff Ulen, Don Olson, Doris Baizley, Dr. Harry Bury, Draft, Draft Dodger, Frank Kroncke, Harry Bury, History Theatre, Jail Time, Mike Therriault, Minnesota 8, Newman Center, Peace, Peace Crimes, Pete Simmons, Politics, Protest, Ron Peluso, TPT, Twin Cities PBS, University of Minnesota, Watch

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