After returning from Mississippi I worked as a Longshoreman and then went to San Francisco State College to get a Teacher's Credential in Secondary Ed. At that time I joined the Third World Strike in '69 at State. That was the one that involved S.I. Hayakawa. After college I traveled in America, a bit in Europe and North Africa, the Caribbean, South America, Mexico, and Canada. When it came time to settle down I stayed in plumbing instead of going into teaching. Nixon had cut money for education and my peers from SFSC were not getting hired because of their involvement in the Strike...Blacklisted. I became a Plumbing Contractor and ran a business for thirty-five years. In that time I did my best to hire third world people. (Plumbing was a white profession.) I brought through at least five young men who otherwise would never have gotten into the trades. I am now retired, the father of two sons and a daughter, and enjoy a quiet life. In the summer of 2010 a book will come out by Bruce Watson called Freedom Summer: How Mississippi Burned and America Became a Democracy. More than 100 volunteers were interviewed for this book. Some of us a depicted in it in order to explain the time.
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