Tania (Terrorism: Essential Primary Sources)
Terrorists, Revolutionaries, or Criminals?
By: Associated Press
Date: c. 1974
Source: This Associated Press photograph of Patricia Hearst posing before the Symbionese Liberation Army's (SLA) symbol was widely circulated during the months in which the SLA was active.
About the Photographer: The Associated Press is one of the leading international newswire services, providing articles and photographs to newspapers and broadcasting outlets around the world.
On February 4, 1974, 19-year-old Patricia (Patty) Hearst was kidnapped from her apartment near the campus of the University of California at Berkeley, where she was a student. The kidnappers were a revolutionary group called the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA). The kidnapping attracted widespread media attention because Hearst was the granddaughter of publishing giant William Randolph Hearst. Over the next year, the public grew fascinated with Patty Hearst's apparent conversion from kidnap victim to gun-toting member of the revolutionary group.
The SLA was founded in 1971 in the San Francisco Bay...
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