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Reminiscences of Carol Brightman: oral history, 1984

Creator: Brightman, Carol
Project: Student movements of the 1960s project.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 129 pages Sound recording: 3 sound cassettes
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Political activist

Scope and Contents

First conscious political act, Vassar, B.A., 1961, University of Chicago graduate studies: Congress of Racial Equality, teaching Central YMCA College, documentary film work "The College", Cuban Missile Crisis; Vietnam War awareness awakens: family, political influences, Catholicism; NYU graduate studies: assistantship, radicalization, termination; "Viet Report" development: marriage, political networking in New York City, Vietnam War documentation, Movement, wartime America; travel in Vietnam with Bertrand Russell War Crimes Commission; hometown ostracization; development as public speaker, media becomes radicalization tool; divorce, end of Viet Report; "Leviathan" development, Second Venceremos Brigade: commune work, political activism; contact with Students for a Democratic Society: Columbia, travel to Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, Vietnamese foreign policy; American social militarization: Flint, Chicago, 1968; life in Berkeley, California commune: "Media Collective," development of feminist consciousness, Women's Health Collective, Weathermen; Massachusetts: first child, '71-'74; New York: work for "Seven Days" and "Working Papers", Brooklyn, community teaching experiences; attitude toward "old left" and post Vietnam experiences Editor, with Sandra Levinson, "The Venceremos Brigade".


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