Description: Transcript of an interview with Dick J. Reavis, political activist, journalist and author. Reavis is a former staff writer for Texas Monthly, professor in English department at North Carolina State University, contributing publications for Soldier of Fortune and The Wall Street Journal, and author of The Ashes of Waco: an Investigation. He discusses childhood memories and early experiences of his father's newspaper publishing career in Oklahoma, Texas, and South Carolina; Experiences in Texas public schools during segregation era; Father's political views and development of his own political views; Experiences as college student at Texas Tech, Panhandle A&M, and University of Texas; Involvement in the civil rights and antiwar movements with Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, and Students for a Democratic Society, and in various other left causes and organizations; Career in journalism; Personal life, political views and travels.
Creator: Phillips, Michael; Wilkison, Kyle; Friauf, Betsy & Reavis, Dick J.
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