Charles "Chip" Marshall is a community organizer in rural Washington.
Seattle Liberation Front
In the period after the formation of the Weather Underground Organization at Flint Fichigan, Michael Lerner and Weathermen Chip Marshall, Jeff Alan Dowd and Joseph H. Kelly moved to Seattle to form the Seattle Liberation Front to Bring the Revolution to Seattle.” There they recruited Susan Ellen Stern, Roger H. Lippman, Michael Victor Ables, Christopher L. Bakke, Margaret Bennett, Bruce E. Crowley, Karen M. Daenzer, Gerald J. Ganley, Kathleen Ann Korvell, Constance J. Misich, Mark Curtis Perry, Suzanne E. Smith, Arthur K. Sata, and John Vanveenendale. A federal grand jury would indict Dowd, Kelly and Stern along with Michael Victor Ables for a February 17, 1970 attack on a federal building.
Early NAM founders
In June 1971, a pamphlet and other materials calling for a New American Movement national organizing meeting began to be circulated, sponsored by Theirrie Cook, Michael Lerner and Charles "Chip" Marshall, plus Douglas Dowd, Karen Hamilton, Charles Fulwood, Joy Marcus, Roger Hamilton, Dan Siegel, Nina Marina, David Danning, Judy Oringer, Louis Feldhammer and Kathy Johnson - later on the staff of the People's Bi-centennial Commission.
Early NAM leadership
In 1971, the New American Movement National Interim Committee was composed of:
- Lynn North, Ann Arbor Mich.
- Harry Boyte, Chapel Hill, No. Carolina
- Martha Williams, Wash. DC
- Harold Henderson, Peoria, Ill.
- Marjorie Fields, New York City
- Staughton Lynd, Chicago, Ill
- Diana Adams, Cleveland, Ohio
- Frank Speltz, Davenport Iowa
Travelers for NAM:
- The Seattle Liberation Front, Information Digest, May 2, 1970, 1, 3, 4-5
- THE NEW AMERICAN MOVEMENT, HON. LARRY McDONALD OF GEORGIA. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, Thursday. September. 4 1975, page 97
- New American Movement newspaper Vol. 1/No. 2 1971