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Unformatted text preview: Whitehouse 1 Anna Whitehouse WMS 210 Professor Schlag 5 March 2011 Activity Journal #1 On Friday March 4 I attended Leigh Ann Wheelers lecture entitled Where Else But Greenwich Village? Love, Lust, and the birth of the American Civil Liberties Unions Sexual Rights Agenda, 1920-1932. She discussed her upcoming book How Sex Became a Civil Liberty; a History about the history of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) from the 1910s through modern day. Originally Crystal Eastman, Lillian Wald, Paul Kellogg, and Jane Addams began an activism group called the American Union Against Militarism but it collapsed after the beginning of World War I. So in 1920 Eastman and Roger Baldwin founded the ACLU in Greenwich Village with anti-militarism as its primary focus. Over the next decade the goals of the ACLU turned towards the liberalization of civil liberty laws in America, Wheeler seems to think this transformation was due, in part, to their location in the center of New Yorks counter...
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