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Interview with Bruce Watson

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Date of Interview

22 June 2022


Stephen McKiernan


Bruce Watson

Biographical Text

Bruce Watson is an educator and author who specializes in American culture and history. He has written several books and feature articles for Smithsonian, the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, and American Heritage. Watson also publishes a blog called the Attic. He has taught at Deerfield Academy, the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Bard College, and Hampshire College. Watson received a Bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master's degree in Elementary Education from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.





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Binghamton University Libraries

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Date of Digitization

22 June 2022

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Interview Format


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Mississippi; Protests; Freedom; 1960s; Volunteers; South; Race; Black;  Fannie Lou Hamer; Vote; London B. Johnson; Free speech movement.


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Stephen McKiernan's collection of interviews includes more than two hundred interviews with prominent figures of the 1960s, which were collected between the mid-1990s and 2010s. The collection provides narratives of people who were actively involved in or witnessed events in the 1960s, an era which spurred profound cultural and… More

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