Robert Houston Oral History Transcription



Robert Houston Oral History Transcription


This interview focused on the life story of Robert Houston. Born into a "radical union" family, Houston was further exposed to political activism when he studied English at Syracuse University. Participating in the Black Power movement moved him deeply, and when he came to George Mason College in 1968 to teach English, he continued to advocate against racism and the Vietnam War. After administrators controversially decided not to renew Houston's contract - alongside two other outspoken professors - protests and petitions were held demanding the three teachers be re-instated. Their demands were ignored. After leaving GMC, Houston taught in Mexico before eventually winding up in Arizona. He went on to publish multiple novels and taught for many years at the University of Arizona.

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Buckner, Ky

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Dobberteen, Anne

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