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As students became inexorably drawn into the common cause of campus radicals, a new society fueled by hope for the future became a rallying point for thousands of Bay area youths and their dreams. Author Timothy K. Fitzgerald records this surprising 'coming of age' story set in San Francisco's Bay Area, and his experiences and those of other key figures during this pivotal time in history when color barriers were finally broken and the formation of a new brotherhood of comrades was underway. This is their story.
"The story of the civil rights and anti-war activism that engulfed San Jose State University during the 1960s is still relevant in today's world. Tim K. Fitzgerald's work reminds all of us that the basic issues which divided our nation then - a questionable war in a foreign land and the fight for equality at home - continue to haunt our society.''
-Jim Beall, Jr., California State Assembly, District 24
"Timothy K. Fitzgerald played an important, one might even say key, role.
His account of the changes and of his participation in them is fascinating."
-George E. Moore, Former Chair, SJSU Academic Senate, Chair Emeritus History Dept. SJSU
Timothy K. Fitzgerald is an accomplished writer and Silicon Valley activist who has taught history, politics, and economics in community colleges in California. He graduated from San Jose State University in 1971 and is now completing a third Master's Degree in related subjects. Tim was also an expert Yosemite rock climber, and likewise includes those adventures herein. This volume is the first of a trilogy of his memoirs - The Quest: Revolution, Revelation, Redemption - relating to America's social history. Tim is currently working on the third installment of his Cold War era memoirs entitled, Pursuit of the Dragon Fly.