Wally Rosenthal, Clip 3: Activism and Queens College
Collection: Queens Memory Project Collection at Queens College Libraries' Department of Special Collections and Archives: Wally Rosenthal
Description: Wally Rosenthal describes how he began his first semester at Queens College in September, 1964 in the wake of Freedom Summer. Three Civil Rights activists including Queens College student Andrew Goodman had been murdered in Mississippi. Students at Queens College did a fast in order to demand that the U.S. government and FBI investigate what happened, which one of Rosenthal's brothers participated in. Later, his brother Eric encouraged him to join the Student Help Project, a student-run organization that tutored kids in South Jamaica, Queens. Rosenthal describes how in 1960, his other brother Peter participated in sit-ins at Woolworth's lunch counter in downtown Flushing in solidarity with the sit-ins at Woolworth's in Greensboro, NC.
Civil rights workers; Students--Political activity; Civil rights movements; Segregation; Peer teaching; Goodman, Andrew, 1943-1964; F. W. Woolworth Company; Queens College (New York, N.Y.); Mississippi Freedom Project
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