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Thorn in Obama's side Bill Ayers promoting new book tonight

Bill Ayers, the former Weather Underground radical whose tie to Barack Obama was a major attack point by Republicans during the presidential campaign, is here tonight with his wife, Bernardine Dohrn, reading from their book.

Thorn in Obama's side Bill Ayers promoting new book tonight

Chris Walker/Chicago Tribune
Chris Walker/Chicago Tribune

Bill Ayers, the former Weather Underground radical whose tie to Barack Obama was a major attack point by Republicans during the presidential campaign, is here tonight with his wife, Bernardine Dohrn, reading from their book.

The couple, authors of "Race Coarse: Against White Supremacy," a collection of essays about structural racism in the criminal-justice system, politics and education, appear at 7 at the Arch Street United Methodist Church (Broad & Arch).

Ayers, Dohrn and and other members of the Weather Underground bombed various government buildings in the '60s and '70s. Obama and Ayers, now a University of Illinois professor, served on a nonprofit foundation's board together, and Ayers once hosted a party for Obama. Dohrn is the director of the Children and Family Law Justice Center and a professor at Northwestern University School of Law.

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