Happy birthday, Larry Gara (May 16, 1922 – Nov. 23, 2019)! #Quaker. #Pacifist. Conscientious objector. Peace activist. Longtime history professor at Wilmington College, Wilmington, Ohio. Served three years in prison for refusing to register for the draft during World War II. In 1948 he was teaching at Bluffton College (Bluffton, Ohio) when he was convicted of counseling a student to not register for the draft. For this he was sent back to prison for seven months. Author of “The Liberty Line: The Legend of the Underground Railroad” (1961), among other works.
~The Marginal Mennonite Society Heroes Series.