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Wittman, Carl (1943–1986)
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Carl Wittman-activist, folk dancer, red-diaper baby-was born in New Jersey and attended Swathmore College. As a campus leader, he spent summers in Tennessee supporting black civil rights, wrote for the student newspaper and organized antisegregation demonstrations in Chester, Pennsylvania, and Cambridge, Maryland. After student and faculty arrests, the dean called Carl into her office on the afternoon of November 22, 1963, to expel him but was distracted by news of the assassination of President Kennedy. Wittman graduated in June 1964.