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Mimi Real, Now
Since then: After graduating in 1963, worked with CORE in Louisiana on voter registration for over a year. Got a master's degree in American history at the University of Wisconsin, in Madison, over the next two years, returning to the south in the summers to interview civil rights workers and collect documents. Today, the Wisconsin State Historical Society has an extensive archive from the civil rights era.

Moved to San Francisco in 1967 and soon became an oral historian, working 10 years for the Berkeley Oral History Project, then running her own business, creating oral histories for companies. Today, she lives in Marin and works as an administrator in a private school.
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Published on May 04, 2011

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