The Liberation Class '73

The Liberation Class '73

'73 the Liberation Class

The time is now to document the memories and reflections of the Class of 1973, the Liberation Class.

Reunion weekend 2008 commemorated the 35th anniversary of the first full graduating class of women in Kenyon's history. We interviewed women and…


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The time is now to document the memories and reflections of the Class of 1973, the Liberation Class.

Reunion weekend 2008 commemorated the 35th anniversary of the first full graduating class of women in Kenyon's history. We interviewed women and men from the Class of 1973, men from earlier classes, professors, administrators and several ’73 legacies. In these videos there are rich accounts relating to this unique moment in our country and college's historyFrom “going co-ed,” to the Kent State Shootings of 1970, to the general social and political pandemonium of the times.

We invite you to watch, comment and let us know if you have images or video to share here or on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=108718065820683

This is a living, evolving project. Several videos are still in the editing process. These are short clips of the longer interviews. The complete interviews will be deposited in the Kenyon Archives. These are just a few of the stories from the Class of '73.

We need more from you, especially those of you who do not come to reunions, or who left before graduation. This project has been truly multi-generational from its inception through to its implementation, involving not only Junior and Seniors and recent graduates, but also members of our own class. Together we have been able to embrace a deeper understanding of the magic of the Kenyon experience.

Thanks to my co chair Todd Leavitt '73 and the filmmaker and interview team Martha Gregory '10, Eliza Leavitt '10, Jordan Pederson, David Driscoll '08, Kristin Moe '07, Ellie Deutsch '08, Tom Stamp '73, Mark Rosenthal '73, Greg Andorfer '73, Fred Handsmann, and Prof. Jon Tazewell and especially Vern Oakley '74. Special thanks to Anna Bloom '05 and Mary Bloom '09 who helped make this vimeo site happen and to their father Chris Bloom '73 who introduced me to his lovely and talented daughters.
To all those who generously shared their memories and participated with their thoughts and ideas to make this possible, I am truly grateful. Bonnie Levinson '73.

HOW TO NAVIGATE THIS SITE: please click on the pictures to the left to to view the videos (click 'description' for a caption and summary of the video). You can comment here by clicking on the word "comments" beneath each video.

DISCLAIMER--It's interesting what we do and don't remember in hindsight. Some of these stories and recollections are spot on accurate and others are our "own truths", our own personal perception of history and reality.

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