Someone ought to walk to Washington to tell the government to stop this war! - Louise Bruyn Louise Bruyn did just that 1971 - America has been at war in Vietnam for almost six years. The death toll is rising, both for the U.S., and for the "enemy." Louise Bruyn had enough! It was time to do something. What could one woman do that would make Congress take notice of her protest? She decided to walk-from her home in Newton,Massachusetts to Washington, D.C. to make her point. Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy and Representative Robert Drinan met her on the Capitol steps. What a point she made! People all over the country rallied to support her. Finally, someone was saying what so many citizens wanted to, and had no idea how to, say-"Stop this War!" This is her diary, day-by-day, detailing her struggles with fear, her encounters with people along the way, and the many wonderful people who opened their homes, encouraged her, and helped her on her way.
From Midwest Book Review:
Deftly written, personally candid, often insightful, occasionally inspiring, always engaging, "She Walked for All of Us, One Woman's 197l Protest Against an Illegal War" is an iconic read and highly recommended for anyone who has ever aspired to protest against a perceived social or governmental injustice. "She Walked for All of Us" would make an enduringly important addition to community and college library Social Activism and 20th Century American Biography collections.