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  • Collection: McKiernan Interviews

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Ron Jacobs

Ron Jacobs is a writer and activist. He attended his first protest against the Vietnam war in 1969. Jacob is the author of The Way the Wind Blew: A History of the Weather Underground and a trilogy of novels called The Seventies Series. He has a Bachelor's degree from Evergreen State College. Jacob c...

Rennie Davis 2

Rennie Davis (1940-2021) was a spiritual lecturer and an activist. Davis was an American anti-Vietnam war protest leader of the 1960s. He was one of the Chicago Seven defendants. He has appeared on several shows including Larry King Live and Barbara Walters and has provided business advice for the F...

Pat Reuss

Pat Reuss is a longtime feminist with many leadership roles, both nationally and locally including the National Organization of Women. She is currently Acting Vice President for the Virginia NOW State Officers. Among the leadership positions, she has served: NOW Senior Policy Analyst-2002-present; H...

James Humes

James Humes (1934 - 2020) was an author, lawyer, profesor, politician, and former presidential speechwriter. Humes earned his Bachelor's degree from Williams College and his Law degree from George Washington University. He was elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1...

Interview with Wayne Thorborn

Dr. Wayne Thorburn is a politician, educator and author. He served as the executive director of the Republican Party of Texas from 1977-1983. He is the author of A Generation Awakes: Young Americans for Freedom and the Creation of the Conservative Movement. Dr. Thorburn is a graduate of Tuf...

Interview with Walter Naegle

Walter Naegle is the partner of the late civil rights leader, Bayard Rustin and is executive director of the Bayard Rustin Fund. Naegle has a Bachelor's degree in Studio Art from Fordham University. Decades before gay marriage was an option, Rustin adopted Naegle to formalize their relationship.

Interview with Wally Nunn

Wally Nunn, a former Army helicopter gunner, later became chairman of the Delaware County, PA. He is also the former head of Mid-Atlantic Public Finance Region of Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and former chairman of the Board of the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge. Nunn was the founder and leader of the non-profit "The Friends of the Grove."

Interview with Wally Kennedy

Wally Kennedy, a native of Chicago, is a journalist, anchor, and an educator. He is currently a news anchor for the Philadelphia KYW Newsradio and has interviewed many people ranging from Joe Biden to Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter. Prior to joining KYW Newsradio, he spent twenty years as a televisi...

Interview with W. Wilson Goode

Wilson Goode is a former mayor of Philadelphia and was the first African American to hold that office. He was a community activist, commissioner for the state Public Utility Commission, and managing director for Philadelphia. He got his Bachelor's degree at Morgan State University, then graduat...

Interview with V.P. Franklin

V.P. Franklin is a distinguished Professor of History and Education at the University of California, Riverside. Dr. Franklin is the editor of the Journal of African American History. He is the author of The Education of Black Philadelphia: The Social and Educational History of a Minority Community, 1900-1950.

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