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Reminiscences of Peter Shapiro : oral history, 1984

Creator: Shapiro, Peter
Project: Student movements of the 1960s project.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 203 pages Sound recording: 2 sound cassettes
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Political activist

Scope and Contents

Family background; initial political involvement during high school: member of Student Congress of Racial Equality and Students Organized Education and Action League, relationship with the counter culture; first term as a student at University of California at Berkeley, 1966; transfer to San Francisco State; writer for an underground newspaper, "Open Process"; experience with early anti-war rallies, stop the draft week, the Experimental college; increased political power of the Black Students Union; students' reaction to Columbia's and Paris' student movement; trip to Columbia University campus; description of the six month strike at San Francisco State: role of "Open Process" and the faculty, issues of the strike, police violence; decision to write "An End to Silence" with Bill Barlow; post-strike campus environment; Chicago Students for a Democratic Society convention; reaction to the emerging women's movement; graduate school in history at Berkeley; work with Radical Students Union; creation of the Bay Area School and the Liberation School; critique of Berkeley's political environment; problems of the new left; recent political involvement


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Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1984

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