Left in Andover: Martha’s life of faith and family by Susan Leader, The Chester Telegraph, Nov. 25, 2019

Eight-year-old Martha Hennessy learned of the assassination of JFK standing in line at Perkinsville Elementary School. Fifty-seven years later, the Vermont native and grandmother of eight recalls:

“That same year, 1963, we were still having duck-and-cover air raid drills because of the Cuban Missile Crisis and the perceived threat of nuclear annihilation. I was aware of this solely because of my family, and Dorothy Day reporting on it.” The seeds for her current anti-nuclear weapon activism were planted.


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