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In her 1996 interview with Ron Chepesiuk, Jane Adams described her time as a 1960s radical. She covered various topics, including bohemians, socialism, beatniks, civil rights, women’s liberation and consciousness, the Vietnam War, counterculture, and World War II. Adams also discussed the Student Peace Union, SNCC and its factions, Progressive Labor, prairie populism, feminism, the Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas hearings, and other ‘60s activists. Adams also briefly discussed her current work with the indigenous people of Latin America and her work as a professor. This interview was conducted for inclusion into the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections Oral History Program.
2 hours, 19 minutes
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Civil Rights Movement, Sixties Radicals
University school, socialism, bohemians, beatniks (beats), Student Peace Union (SPU), Freedom Summer, SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee), Jim Crow, Herbert Lee, civil rights, women’s consciousness, COFO (Jackson County of Federated Organizations), Fidel Castro, Vietnam War, SDS (Students for a Democratic Society), YPSL (Young People Socialist League), Clark Kissinger, Régis Debray, Ché Guevara, Revolution in the Revolution, Progressive Labor (PL), prairie populist, Dave Dellinger, Bernardine Dohrn, feminism, women’s liberation, Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas, psychedelics, counterculture, World War II, ERAP (Economic Research and Action Project), LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide), Democratic Convention of 1968, Weathermen, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, Michael Schwerner
Sixties Radicals, Then and Now: Candid Conversations with Those Who Shaped the Era © 2008  Ron Chepesiuk by permission of McFarland & Company, Inc., Box 611, Jefferson NC 28640. www.mcfarlandpub.com.