Steven Halliwell

NAACP, 1962-1965, Maryland, Alabama
Current Residence: Irvington NY

Sat in at lunch counters on the Eastern Shore of Maryland with fellow Wesleyan University students, 1962.

Member, NAACP, Middletown CT 1963-64. Did membership canvassing in Middletown.

Chair — Wesleyan-Tuskegee Exchange, 1965. Hosted Tuskegee students at Wesleyan, including Annie Wortham and James Miles. Stayed at Tuskegee, March 1965.

Marched, Selma-Montgomery March, April 1965. Helped shuttle people to and from the airport.

The civil rights movement defined my political point of view in the early 1960's. With the advent of the Black Power movement and the beginning of the Vietnam War, my focus shifted to the anti-war movement, specifically with SDS.

In the late 1970's, I worked at the UN with Ambassador Andy Young's support and encouragement. I was a Russian Studies grad student after Wesleyan, and wound up spending many years in Moscow after perestroika began for Citibank and as CFO of a US Government investment fund. We tried to make a civil society happen there, but it hasn't yet come about.


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