New England Committee for Nonviolent Action
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Overview The New England CNVA was based in Connecticut and there is sometimes little distinction between its work and the "national" CNVA.
Dates: 1958 - 1977
Overview CNVA was one of the first American peace groups to focus on nonviolentdirect action including civil disobedience. Its purpose of organizing imaginative and dramatic protest demonstrations on both land and sea attracted radical pacifists and called the attention of the American public to the atrocities of nuclear warfare. CNVA's first protest action was a vigil held outside the atomic weapons test grounds in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 1957. In the second half of its existence CNVA efforts began to...
Overview The Swanns were Quaker peace activitists who were particularly well known for their part in nonviolent direct action against nuclear weapons testing and deployment in the 1950s-1960s.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1949-1972