As a part of the Kennedy to Kent State: Images of a Generation project, the Worcester Art Museum partnered with the Worcester Historical Museum and the Worcester Women’s History Project to produce a series of interviews with people whose lives were impacted by the 1960s and 1970s. A collaborative team of curators, historians and educators identified individuals within the Worcester community (and beyond) whose stories related to both the time period and the culture displayed in the Kennedy to Kent State photographs.
Each week during the exhibition, WAM will post a new interview. All of the interviews will be archived here for the run of the exhibition.
See the full-length interviews at the Worcester Historical Museum's exhibit: Worcester in the 60's
Films produced by Pagano Media
A member of the College of the Holy Cross Faculty in the 1960s
Week 18 Part 2
Reflections on the Civil Rights movement, and her own experiences with racism
Week 18 Part 1
Rev. Richard Wright
Pastor at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Worcester
Erwin 'Dusty' Miller
Participated in the Selma-to-Montgomery, Alabama voting rights march on March 25, 1965, led by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Junior.
Week 16 Part 2
A Worcester artist whose work is in the collection of the Worcester Art Museum.
Week 16 Part 1
Reflections on the Vietnam war and the protests around it
Political activist, church choir director, and college administrator in Worcester
Reflections on the Worcester Auditorium as a music venue in the 60s
Former Worcester Telegram Publisher reflects on Kennedy's assassination.
Allen Fletcher reflects on "a time of confusion."
Formerly of the Worcester Redevelopment Authority
Former mayor of Worcester
Week 9 Part 2
Former Professor at Assumption College
Week 9 Part 1
Co-founder of the Mustard Seed soup kitchen
Served in Vietnam
Week 7 Part 2
Served in Vietnam
Week 7 Part 1
Board President of the Worcester Vietnam Memorial
Week 6 Part 2
Betsy Johnson, wife to an OB in Worcester in the 1960s, reflects on how controversial birth control was during that era.
Week 6 Part 1
Suzanne St. Pierre
Covering three decades of news, Suzanne St. Pierre built her career as a producer for newsmagazines, including over fifty segments of 60 Minutes.
Week 5 Part 2
Woodstock Music Festival attendee
Week 5 Part 1
Co-owner of the Comic Strip music club
Week 4 Part 2
Week 4 Part 1
Music fan in the 1960s
Author of The Spitting Image: Myth, Memory, and the Legacy of Vietnam and Hanoi Jane
Painter and Art Educator
Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photography at Worcester Art Museum