Oral history interview with Gene Bergman
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- 22 November 2015
Gene Bergman describes growing up in New Rochelle, New York, school desegregation, anti-war demonstrations, and his fond memories of Maria Sanders, the family's housekeeper, who influenced his view of the civil rights movement. In the bulk of the interview, Bergman speaks of attending the University of Vermont, occupying the ROTC building and getting arrested for blocking the Federal Building in Burlington in 1972, dropping out of college and becoming involved in People Acting for Change Together (PACT), a low-income advocacy group. He describes in great detail PACT's involvement in low-income housing advocacy, welfare rights advocacy, and organizing a food co-op to aid low income Vermonters. He also speaks of the relationship between PACT and the Onion River Food Co-op.
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- Vermont Historical Society
- Bergman, Gene, 1953- Interviews
Segregation in education--New York (State)--New Rochelle
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements
Civil rights movements--United States
African American women household employees
University of Vermont--Students
People Acting for Change Together
Onion River Co-op
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