2014 Sept. 21
Stroup, Keith, 1943-
Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with founder, former Executive Director, Board Member and Legal Counsel for National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Law (NORML). Stroup discusses his upbringing in Southern Illinois; education at University of Illinois and Georgetown Law School, which he attended from 1965-1968; experiences evading the Vietnam War draft; anti-war demonstrations in Washingto... more
2014 Sept. 22
St. Pierre, Allen F.
Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with Executive Director of National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Law (NORML). St. Pierre discusses his upbringing in Chatham and Amherst, Massachusetts; education at University of Massachusetts, Amherst class of 1989; early experiences smoking marijuana; his early employment at NORML in 1991; conflicts among NORML Board members and employees; Rich... more
2014 July 11
Boston (Mass.) - Topol discusses the three chapters of his life, career and philanthropic work including: immigration of his family from Russia to Dorchester, Massachusetts, attendance at Boston Latin School and UMass Amherst, work as a communications officer in the Army during World War II; his work at Raytheon and Scientific-Atlanta; his business philosophy; his political and ideologi... more
2019 Aug. 26
Southwest Harbor (Me.) - Interview with James Varner, President and CEO of the Maine Human Rights Coalition, and a long-time member of the Orono Monthly Meeting. In this interview, Varner discusses his early life and influences growing up in New Jersey, attending the University of Maine, his interracial marriage; conflict in the Orono Monthly Meeting over racist disrespect; and the significance of the Quaker t... more
2019 Aug. 26
Weaver, Harold D.
Southwest Harbor (Me.) - Interview with Harold D. Weaver, scholar of USSR-Black-world relations; African students in the USSR; the Cold War; transnational cultural relations; African Americans in the Soviet Union; and the lives of prominent artist-activists Paul Robeson and Ousmane Semben. Raised in a family of educators affiliated with Historically Black Colleges and educated at the Westtown School, Haverford... more