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Reminiscences of Elisa Massimino : oral history, 2002-2003.

Creator: Massimino, Elisa
Project: September 11, 2001 oral history narrative and memory project.
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Phys. Desc. :transcript 77 pages sound recordings 3 audio discs (116, 68 min.) : digital ; 3 in.
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note


Scope and Contents

Background: born Honolulu, HI; childhood Charleston, SC and Dallas, TX; education: B.A. Philosophy Trinity University, M.A. Philosophy Johns Hopkins University, University of Michigan Law School; career: philosophy instructor, attorney in Texas and Washington, D.C., human rights work with refugees from El Salvador; Lawyers Committee for Human Rights [LCHR]; 9/11: watching first plane hit on television, en route to car rental facility near Pentagon when plane hit Pentagon; post-9/11: work on U.S. civil liberties policy at LCHR, coalition with American Civil Liberties Union and other libertarian groups, views on the actions of Attorney General Ashcroft and the George W. Bush administration, dealings with USA PATRIOT Act, conflict with Justice Department and Office of Immigration Litigation, protection of human rights in Iraq during occupation, Iraqi refugee protection; attempts to educate children about war, sabbatical from LCHR.


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