The Wawona Brotherhood, the San Jose State Campus Revolt Timothy Fitzgerald

ISBN: 9781608600779

Published: July 1st 2009

Hardcover

328 pages


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The Wawona Brotherhood, the San Jose State Campus Revolt  by  Timothy Fitzgerald

The Wawona Brotherhood, the San Jose State Campus Revolt by Timothy Fitzgerald
July 1st 2009 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 328 pages | ISBN: 9781608600779 | 5.22 Mb

Just a decade after Leave It to Beaver, the turbulent 1960s became a time of rioting and unrest. Protests against the Vietnam War in America reached a crescendo as the decade came to a close, and many life-long friendships were forged in the heat ofMoreJust a decade after Leave It to Beaver, the turbulent 1960s became a time of rioting and unrest. Protests against the Vietnam War in America reached a crescendo as the decade came to a close, and many life-long friendships were forged in the heat of solidarity.

The anti-war years bred numerous activist groups across the nations college campuses. San Jose was a California town dominated by machine politics, bigotry and segregated off-campus housing. The university saw its share of black activists and white anti-war protesters. Wawona Brotherhood: The San Jose State Campus Revolt is a remembrance of that time, giving an account of the civil rights movement in the Bay Area, when SJSUs student body crossed the color line to elect the first black student to lead any campus in State College history.

This was a crowning achievement for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and for human rights, without which the story of Barack Obamas victory would be incomplete. Author Tim Fitzgerald, a mountaineer from Yosemite Valley, was one of the students drawn into the radical cause on campus.Together with Cognitive Psychology Movement leader Bob Prentky, liberal cause activist Richard Miner, and Olympic Boycott organizer James Edwards, a new society united by a cause of racial equality and hope for the future soon became a rallying point for young people.

Tim Fitzgeralds work reminds all of us that the basic issues which divided our nation then - a questionable war in a foreign land and the fight for equality at home - continue to haunt our society. - Jim Beall Jr., California State Assembly, District 24 Timothy Fitzgerald is an accomplished writer who has also taught social science in community colleges.

He graduated from San Jose State University with two bachelors degrees, in U.S. history and economics. He is now completing a third masters degree in related subjects and is working on his sequel titled, A Diamond in the Rough.



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