A Chat with 'Da Mayor'
Got a big assist from SF State Magazine Editor Adrianne Bee on getting a 45-minute interview down to this 500-word Ten Questions for Willie Brown feature. The celebrated former San Francisco mayor and former Speaker of the House is passionate about his alma mater and his eponymous fellowship and archives there. I wish I could have shared more of his lively rhetoric and great yarns about the old days at San Francisco State. I produced a separate Web article on the fellowship for the College of Health & Social Sciences.
"By my sophomore year I was already heavily involved in politicking, getting students elected to student government. Also, I lived in housing that the school rented in Potrero Hill. I paid $14 a month rent, but the food program we had to organize ourselves. We had a treasurer, a secretary, someone responsible for buying the food. We ran our complex." Continue
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Fresh Ink! is a blog showcasing recent work by Ann Brody Guy, an Oakland-based freelance writer-editor covering science, health, and higher education