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|Born||January 25, 1921
|Other names||Macy Elaine Elkins|
|Education||Oregon College of Education|
|Children||Michael Morse, Paul Morse Jr., Rodney Morse, Suzanne Hodge, Gregory Morse, Loren Morse, William Morse, John Morse, Robert Morse, Nina Morse, Peter Morse, James Morse, Matthew Morse|
|Parent(s)||Robert Joseph Elkins and Nina (Dunton) Elkins|
History and background
Protests against the Vietnam War
Morse was a participant of Avco Plowshares, an action group of the Plowshares Movement. The group was set up to target Avco Corporation, a military contractor and subsidiary of Textron. The group entered the Avco Systems Division in Wilmington, Massachusetts and hammered on manufacturing equipment and poured blood on documents entitled "MX-Peacekeeper". She served eight days in Framingham Mass. jail.
Non-violent action at Secretary of State's office
In 1981, to protest Reagan Administration nuclear first strike policies, Morse helped coordinate a peaceful action in the offices of Alexander Haig, then the Secretary of State to President Ronald Reagan . Along with others, she made her way into the offices of the Secretary and splashed human blood onto the carpet and furniture. Arrested, Morse was tried and served 18 days in the Washington, D.C. city jail.
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