OH. Oral Histories / Queens Memory
Found in 59 Collections and/or Records:
In this interview, Scott Ruthizer talks about his career as an accountant, how he began his accounting business, and the fulfillment that teaching at Queens College gives him. This interview was conducted as part of English 395W, "Theory and Practice of Oral History," taught by professors Bette Weidman and Ben Alexander.
This oral history was conducted by Obden Modesir (interviewer) and Waldo Jeff (interviewee) in July and August 2019. In this interview, Waldo Jeff talks about his time as one of the first counselors of Queens College's SEEK program, his path to New York City in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and his involvelment in civil rights movements in both the Deep South and the North.
This interview covers topics such as growing up in Flushing in the 1950s; being brought up in a leftist/progressive home; civil rights movement activities he and his older brothers participated in at Queens College and in Flushing in the early to mid-1960s; and later activism in which Rosenthal was a participant.
In this interview, William W. Sales, Jr. describes his experiences as an educator and Director of Queens College SEEK in the late 1960s / early 1970s and how the program managed to educate students and maintain credibility while aligning itself with the ideals and strategies of the greater movement for civil rights.