Susan Rosenberg, once wanted by the FBI, was eventually pardoned after serving prison time

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The Weather Underground was a prominent anti-war, anti-U.S. government coalition that carried out a series of high-profile bombings. Founded in the late 1960s on a Michigan college campus, the militant activist group over the next two decades split into factions.

A woman-run faction based on East Coast was dubbed M19CO. They gained fame after breaking out political activist Assata Shakur from a New York prison.

In 1984, one planned M19CO attack happened right across the river from Philadelphia in Southern New Jersey — but the perpetrators were caught. One of the people arrested was group leader Susan Rosenberg, who ended up going to prison on a plea deal, and was eventually pardoned by President Clinton.

Scroll through the Headlines of Yore thread below for details on what led to the Cherry Hill bombing, and the subsequent fallout.

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Avi Wolfman-Arent

Avi Wolfman-Arent is a host on 90.9 FM and an education reporter with WHYY News, where he's worked since 2014. Prior to that he covered nonprofits for the Chronicle of Philanthropy and education technology...