1962, 21 min., black/white, DVD
Everyman Protested Nuclear Testing
Everyman is the name of a film about a boat built in 1961 in Sausalito by Bay Area peace movement activists to sail into Pacific Ocean nuclear test zones to protest nuclear testing. The film covers Everyman’s first and only voyage on May 27, l962 when it sailed out the Golden Gate only to be stopped twenty miles out by the U.S. Coast Guard who arrested the crew and impounded the boat. Protests included sit-in demonstrations at the U.S. Marshall’s office where Joan Baez took part, singing “We Shall Overcome.” The crew was eventually sentenced to 30 days in jail.
Topics: anti-nuclear protests, war resistance, ban the bomb, sit-ins, protest songs, 1960s.