Oral history interview with Bill Lippert

LippertBill.pdf
LippertBillAudioLog2015-09-28.pdf

Title

Oral history interview with Bill Lippert

Description

Bill Lippert speaks of growing up in rural Pennsylvania, the gay son of an Evangelical United Brethren minister; of the influence of his aunt, Mary Alice Lippert, a teacher in Sierra Leone, and of his college years at Earlham College, a Quaker college in Indiana. He describes working with the Friends Peace Committee and his training in non-violence techniques to be used in anti-war demonstrations in Washington, D. C., filing for conscientious objector status in rural Pennsylvania, attending the Gay Pride March in Philadelphia in June, 1972, and moving to Vermont in August, 1972. The bulk of the interview revolves around Lippert's life in Vermont as a gay activist, the difficulties of being gay in Vermont in the 1970s, and the slow cultural shift to a more open society in Vermont.

Date

28 September 2015

Subject

Lippert, William J., 1950- --Interviews
Earlham College--Students
Friends Peace Committee (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Gay activists--Vermont
Nonviolence--United States
Anti-war demonstrations
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements
Conscientious objectors--Pennsylvania
Gay pride parades--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia

Rights

Permission to publish material from the Vermont 1970s Counterculture Project must be obtained from the Vermont Historical Society.

Format

MP3

Type

Audio Files

Identifier

AudioFile1970s-7

Coverage

Hinesburg (Vt.)

Interviewer

Blofson, Kate

Interviewee

Lippert, William J., 1950-

Location

Hinesbury (Vt.)

Duration

2 hr., 19 min.,12 sec.

Repository

Vermont Historical Society Library, 60 Washington Street, Barre, VT 05641-4209

Citation

“Oral history interview with Bill Lippert,” Digital Vermont: A Project of the Vermont Historical Society, accessed July 16, 2018, http://digitalvermont.org/vt70s/AudioFile1970s-7.