For those who don’t know the history of this ship and those who have sailed it, you really owe it to yourselves to learn and understand the historical significance of today’s event. In many ways, this ship was the vehicle for the birth of the modern peace movement.

You can learn some of the history through these links.

Also strongly recommended is chapter 4 of Maurice Isserman’s If I Had a Hammer.

LOCO’s coverage of the events.