Betty Medsger is the author of "The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover’s Secret FBI." She first wrote about Daniel Berrigan when, as a Washington Post reporter, she met him while he was in the underground in 1970.
In 1971, Muhammad Ali Helped Undermine the FBI’s Illegal Spying on Americans
A famous boxing match between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier provided a distraction that helped a group of antiwar activists break into an FBI office in Pennsylvania and steal files about domestic spying.
Daniel Berrigan, a Leader of Peaceful Opposition to Vietnam War, Inspired a Generation of Activists
At a funeral mass in New York City, Berrigan, who was jailed for destroying draft office files, was hailed as an enemy to both church and state during the Vietnam War era.