Bertrand Russell at the anti-Polaris protest, Whitehall - Photograph

Description:
The 89-year-old philosopher and logician Bertrand Russell (centre), was renowned for his social activism during the 1950s and 60s. Russell was a founder of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament in 1958. The anti-Polaris (submarine-launched ballistic missiles) sit-down protest took place outside the Ministry of Defence in 1961. Russell received a two-month prison sentence (reduced on appeal to one week) for his anti-nuclear protesting. He died aged 97 in 1970.
Production Date:
1961-02-18
ID no:
MoL_HG2056/17
Maker:
Grant, Henry
Copyright:
© Henry Grant Collection/Museum of London

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