Charlie Prewitt

Charlie Prewitt (R) attends a Willimantic peace vigial, one of two weekly vigils he regularly attends. Prewitt¿s 93 years have been a long and winding journey ¿ from witnessing racial prejudice while growing up in southern Indiana in the 1920s, to helping build a nuclear bomb during World War II, to a career promoting peace and human rights. Through it all, the Mansfield Hollow, CT, resident credits one person with his transformation from maker of bombs to active pacifist: His wife, Virginia, whose photographs line the wall behind him. ¿If I had married someone who had the same attitude as me and supported me, I probably would have that same attitude today. I¿d be racist and conservative. But, Virginia slowly and gently, over 65 years, changed me.¿
Hartford Courant
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