Archive - January 20, 2014

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Talking With Angene Wilson (Liberia 1962-64) Author of Africa on My Mind: Educating Americans for Fifty Years, Living Peace Corps' Third Goal

Talking With Angene Wilson (Liberia 1962-64) Author of Africa on My Mind: Educating Americans for Fifty Years, Living Peace Corps' Third Goal

Where were you a PCV and what were your years and assignment? I was a PCV in Liberia I from 1962 to 1964, teaching junior high and high school social studies at Suehn Industrial Academy, a mission boarding school run by African American missionaries. Tell us a little about your background. I grew up in Lakewood, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland, and got my BA in History at the College of Wooster, also in Ohio. I got my MA in History and African Studies at Michigan State after my Peace Corps service and my PhD in Humanities Education at Ohio State after our tours in Sierra Leone and Fiji where my husband Jack was Associate and then Peace Corps Director and where I taught in teacher training colleges. You joined the Peace Corps with your husband? Well, yes, my future husband. We applied in March 1961 when we, Jack and . . .

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