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“AA was born in a riot, and it grows in riots.”
June 21, 2008, 1:58 pm
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AA pioneer Clarence Snyder was a sponsee of Dr. Bob’s and played a guiding role in the growth of the program in Cleveland. His group was the first to use the name “Alcoholics Anonymous.” In the short clip below, taken from a talk Clarence gave in 1975, he tells the story of Cleveland’s break with the Oxford Group, and the violent reaction of the Akron folks, who felt strongly about their allegiance to the Group.

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