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The University of Toledo Department of History was the sponsor of the Charles DeBenedetti Peace Conference.
Staughton Lynd took part in the Southern civil rights movement (he was the coordinator of Freedom Schools in the 1964 Mississippi Summer Project) and the antiwar movement (he was chairperson of the first march against the Vietnam War in Washington DC in April 1965). After becoming a lawyer and moving to Youngstown, Ohio, in 1976, he and his wife Alice have represented rank-and-file workers and advocated for prisoners.
Alice Lynd edited We Won't Go, a collection of personal accounts by objectors to the Vietnam war, and coordinated draft counseling in the Chicago area in the late 1960s. After many years as a paralegal she became a lawyer, and has spearheaded advocacy for prisoners at the Ohio supermaximum security prison in Youngstown and for prisoners on Ohio's death row.
The Lynds have jointly edited: Rank and File and The New Rank and File, collections of oral histories; Homeland, a compilation of oral histories by Palestinians; and Nonviolence in America: A Documentary History, second revised edition. They have written a joint memoir entitled Stepping Stones: Memoir of a Life Together.