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Oral history interview with Richard J. Parker

DOH-450
 Collection
Identifier: DOH-450

Description

Richard J. Parker, Class of 1968. Oral history interview documenting his experiences as an activist during the Vietnam War. Parker discusses his early interactions with national politics, his religious background, and his experiences with the civil rights movement. In particular, he describes his firsthand observations of the Watts riots in 1965, his work with the Dartmouth-Talladega Upward Bound program in Alabama in 1966, and his participation in campus protests. Parker discusses his time as a student at Dartmouth, including his involvement in Bones Gate, the crew team, Casque and Gauntlet, and the Dartmouth Christian Union (DCU). He recounts his initial attempts to obtain Conscientious Objector status with the Selective Service and his later decision to submit his draft card. Parker describes his participation in anti-war protests and his experiences campaigning for Eugene J. McCarthy during the 1968 presidential campaign.

Dates

  • 2015-05-18

Creator

Conditions Governing Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Extent

771.9 MB (1 WAV file)

34 pages (1 transcript)

Creator

Part of the Rauner Special Collections Library Repository

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