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From Morgantown to San Francisco

An excerpt from Morgantown to San Francisco, a memoir I am working on. My most recent book, Damn Yankee Buttons, is available on Amazon.com The Selma march was triggered by the Alabama state police murder of Jimmy Lee Jackson. Twenty-six-year-old … Continue reading

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MORGANTOWN to SAN FRANCISCO

This is a memoir I am working on. Here is an excerpt: My world accelerated its ugly slid into intolerance, accompanied with violence. In September, 1963, just two months before my Peace Corps experience in Nigeria was over, Klu Klux … Continue reading

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Detroit Race Riots

This is in the appendix of Damn Yankee Buttons  a book of short stories I am working on.  The Detroit Riot of 1943 lasted only about 24 hours from 10:30 on June 20 to 11:00 p.m. on June 21; nonetheless it … Continue reading

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The Good Guys Win, The Racists Lose

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Lincoln County Racism

An excerpt from the eventual “The Soviet Union and Lincoln County USA” I was most proud of Lincoln County people when Jeff’s two Raider football coaches, Moe Mosteller and Eugene Estep, stopped by our house on Sugar Tree Creek on … Continue reading

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People Change

Below, in italics, was written in 1968 three months before I resigned as West Virginia University Foreign Student Advisor  and headed for San Francisco. My exodus was encouraged by the new WVU administration after I participated in a picket protest at … Continue reading

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