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Rachel Corrie: “Letter from Palestine”

Time Periods: 21st Century, 2001-
Themes: US Foreign Policy, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements, World History/Global Studies

Rachel Corrie was a student at Evergreen College and traveled to the Gaza Strip in Palestine. As a volunteer member of the Olympia Movement for Justice and Peace she wrote many moving letters describing the struggle against the U.S.-backed occupation of Palestinian lands. Corrie was killed trying to block the destruction of a Palestinian home on March 16, 2003. Read more at the Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice.

One of Rachel’s letters, “Letter from Palestine” (February 7, 2003), is read below by her mother, Cindy Corrie.

Rachel Corrie: “Letter from Palestine” (2003)

Cindy Corrie reads Rachel Corrie’s Letter from Palestine (February 7, 2003) on July 2, 2005, at the Socialism 2005 Conference, Rosemont, Illinois for Voices of a People’s History on Vimeo.

The letter was also read by Alice Walker, November 11, 2006, at the Berkeley Community Theatre. Both excerpts are from Voices of a People’s History of the United States edited by Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove.

More video clips can be found at the Voices of a People’s History website and in the film The People Speak.

3 comments on “Rachel Corrie: “Letter from Palestine”

  1. Mu on

    Alice Walker does a beautiful heartfelt reading of this smart young activist’s interesting letter. So sad she was killed.

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