“In terms of style and methodology there were a lot of things wrong; on the other hand in terms of what we were trying todo, I have no apologies.” HAROLD ROSSMAN, Newspaper Guild Organizer, Labor Journalist, Communist By Richard Bermack The books on his shelf range from a Long View From The Left, by Al […]
By Richard Bermack, based on interviews with Linda Wilson in 1990, updated in 2019. San Francisco, 1989 Over calamari and white wine at the Clam House on Bay Shore, a popular seafood restaurant in an industrial section of San Francisco, Linda’s brother mentioned that he was having problems with his kidneys and that the prognosis […]
The Radical Elders Oral History Project began in the mid-1970s as a vehicle for 1960’s radicals to interview the older generation of radicals from the 1930s. The 1930s radicals included Lou and Edith Laub, Fred Cody, Tuese Mende, Virginia Maubin, Al and Ann Wasserman, the younger radicals included Bruce Kaiper, Marge Lasky, and Jeff Johnson. […]
Photograping and interviewing leaders and activists in the radical movement of the 1930s has been a main thrust of my career. These included the Radical Elders Oral History Project, Are You Now or Have You Ever Been, and the Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade.
Millions of people world wide took to the streets calling on world leaders to take action to stop climate change. The demonstrations were in response to a call by 15 year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, to go on strike to stop climate change. Thurnberg had been skipping school one day a week to demonstrate in […]
“Breaking Boundaries” was a photo exhibit produced in collaboration with the Disabled Student Services Department of San Francisco City College. The exhibit was installed at the Rosenberg Library, City College of San Francisco, April through October 2011. The exhibit included photographs documenting two classes, Arts and Crafts For The Disabled, taught by Carole Fitzgerald at […]