Ethiopia RPCV Doug Mickelson remembers Harris Wofford & Emperor Haile Selassie
Doug Mickelson (Ethiopia 1962–64), from Black Earth, Wisconsin, wrote me recently about Harris Wofford to tell me about photographs he had of Harris Wofford when the first group of PCVs to Ethiopia arrived there in the fall of 1962, and of his trip back to Ethiopia with his wife, years later. • “Harris visited us in Yirgalem, Ethiopia, where I was stationed,” Doug recalled, “several times during Fall, 1963 and early 1964. This photo is of me and Harris leaning against our famous blue jeep speaking with students at our school, Ras Desta. Harris was very interested to hear about what we were doing directly from the students. He was very engaging and the students flocked to him. “This picture also appeared in Gerald T. Rice’s book, The Bold Experiment: JFK’s Peace Corps. The photo means a lot to me, especially with Harris’ passing. “I have three other photographs of . . .Read More
What a refreshing story, I really felt your excitement and your respect for our Emperor.