.” Her turn to radicalism came as a surprise. “My parents couldn’t imagine what hit them,” she says. She was born in Chicago on January 12, 1942. Her father, then Bernard Ohrnstein, was Jewish and changed the family name to Dohrn when Bernardine was in high school.
Trying to keep it all together in one place. Please feel free to add any other information here or connect any dots already posted. TY.
=================================================================All four of her mothers grandparents were Swedish immigrants. Her father was Jewish, with parents who were born in Hungary and Russia.
Just north of Whitefish Bay, where she grew up, are the predominately Jewish neighborhoods. Whitefish Bay itself, is also known as white folks bay. How ironic, that her sister married a black man, and all of their relationships with the black panthers.
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[Michelle] Obama attended Princeton University and Harvard Law School before returning to Chicago and to work at the law firm Sidley Austin [Dohrn was there], where she met her future husband...
The president pointed out old friends in the crowd, including people who helped him get his political start and the couple responsible for him meeting Michelle.
Several Illinois lawmakers were in attendance at the rally including Congressman Danny Davis Jr., Jan Schakowsky, Dick Durbin and Toni Preckwinkle.
November 14, 2008
In the book’s new afterword, Ayers describes Barack Obama as a family friend, which contrasts with Obamas description of him as a guy who lives in my neighborhood.