Obituary, Protest

Obituary: US peace activist Marv Davidov dies aged 80

Marv Davidov, one of America’s most high-profile peace activists since the 60s, has died at the age of 80. He is reported to have been suffering from health problems for a while.

Remarking that it was seen by many in America as a subversive act to stand up for moral beliefs, Marv Davidov began protesting in the early 60s when he headed for the Deep South to join marches against segregation. He later added anti-war protests to his itinerary, becoming one of the first prominent peace activists of the nuclear age.

He later taught at the University of St. Thomas, and often remarked that his students knew almost nothing about the history of dissent in America. A founding member of the Honeywell Project, Davidov was viewed by some as a subversive threat, but his supporters argue that he was one of the most important anti-war figures of the twentieth century.

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