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Reminiscences of Marcia Goffin : oral history, 2001.

Creator: Goffin, Marcia
Project: September 11, 2001 oral history narrative and memory project.
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Phys. Desc. :transcript: 32 p. sound recordings 1 sound disc (58 min.) : digital ; 3 1/2 in.
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note


Scope and Contents

Background: born Everett, MA 1944, raised Cambridge and Framingham, MA; working-class childhood, cultural and religious diversity of Cambridge, MA, role of Judaism; education: B.A. Case Western Reserve 1967, M.A. Sociology Case Western Reserve 1969; politics: participation in demonstrations during the 1960s, reminiscence of Kent State tragedy, Black Panther party in Cleveland, Carl Stokes mayoral election in Cleveland, discussion of core value of activism in life; 9/11: daughter student at Stuyvesant High School, husband working in the World Financial Center, sound of explosion, evacuating building, subway train filled with injured and traumatized people, camaraderie of crowds; post-9/11: emotional effect on daughter, volunteer at site, concern for husband's health, difference between neighborhood experiences of event and wider city community, increased interest in Islam and foreign news.


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