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Reminiscences of Fowler W. Martin : oral history, 1988

Creator: Martin, Fowler W.
Project: Allard K. Lowenstein project.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript 57 pages Sound recording 1 audiocassette
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Civil rights worker; nickname is Skip

Scope and Contents

First contact with Allard K. Lowenstein, Stanford University, 1961; Lowenstein's power base at Stern Hall; growth of campus social issues into larger issues: civil rights in Mississippi; Stanford Daily as conduit for Lowenstein's ideas, 1963, 1964; quick peak and decline of Lowenstein's influence on Stanford campus; Lowenstein's Americans for Democratic Action background and use of red-baiting: relationships with protegees and rivals; success of Dump Johnson campaign, 1964 Mississippi campaign; 1968 Long Island campaign; impact of Lowenstein's shift from Eugene McCarthy to Robert Kennedy; Lowenstein's reaction to Robert Kennedy's assassination; issue of homosexuality; substance, quality of Lowenstein's achievements


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Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1991

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