Bernardine Dohrn


Biography of Bernardine Dohrn

Bernardine Rae Dohrn (née Ohrnstein; born January 12, 1942) is an Associate Professor of Law at Northwestern University School of Law and the immediate past Director of Northwestern's Children and Family Justice Center. Dohrn is a former leader of the Weather Underground, a domestic terrorist organization responsible for the bombing of the United States Capitol Building and the Pentagon. As a member of the Weather Underground, Dohrn read a "Declaration of a State of War" against the United States government, and was placed on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted list, where she remained for three years. She is married to Bill Ayers, a co-founder of the Weather Underground, who was formerly a tenured professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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