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Reminiscences of John F. Terzano : oral history, 2007.

Creator: Terzano, John F., 1951-
Project: Atlantic Philanthropies Oral History Project.
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Phys. Desc. :transcript: 114 p. sound recordings: 5 CD-ROMs (116; 134 min.)
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Co-founder and vice president, Veterans for America; Co-founder and president, The Justice Project.

Scope and Contents

Childhood in Detroit, MI; naval experience in Vietnam War (1970-1974); Education: B.S. in Public Affairs, Elliot School International Affairs at George Washington University; J.D., University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law; L.L.M. in International Legal Studies, American University Washington College of Law; Career: co-founder and vice president, Veterans for America [formerly Vietnam Veterans of America - VVA], 1980-present; co-founder and president, The Justice Project, 1999-present; VVA and Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation: its founding with Robert O. Muller, Washington D.C, 1978, early struggles, advocacy of Vietnam veterans rights, efforts to change legislation, first trip of Vietnam veterans to Vietnam, 1981, reconciliation efforts between US Vietnam veterans and Vietnam, landmine ban campaign; the Justice Project: its creation, role in the death penalty abolition movement, fundraising efforts and philanthropic support, Atlantic Philanthropies' financial contribution; reflection on political aspects of philanthropic organizations' involvement in the death penalty abolition movement; philosophy on non-profit organizations' method and responsibility to effect policy change.


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Copyright held by: The Trustees of Columbia University of the City of New York and The Atlantic Philanthropies, 2007.

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