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The Harvey Milk interviews : in his own words

Author: Harvey Milk
Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : Vince Emery Productions, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
Thirty-nine chronologically arranged interviews spanning Milk's political career from his first days as a candidate to shortly before his assassination.
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Named Person: Harvey Milk; Harvey Milk; Harvey Milk
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harvey Milk
ISBN: 9780972589888 0972589880
OCLC Number: 793658330
Notes: "I stand for the rights of all people."
Description: 360 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1: 1930-1973, The First Eight Lives of Harvey Milk. --
Part 2: 1973-1975, Two-Time Loser. Shopowner runs for supervisor ; "What is obscene, except people who think that they can tell others how to live?" ; "Taxes and priorities change from year to year, but freedom does not." ; A gay candidate with something for all ; "Shop owner / social organizer / politician" ; The second time around for Milk ; "I'm not a gay candidate, but a candidate who happens to be gay.". --
Part 3: 1976, Harvey Milk vs. The Machine. "If we are to live in harmony, we have to build bridges from community to community." ; "I will fight for freedom of speech and for democracy." ; "I try to set examples by deeds rather than simply by words." ; "If they give you a crumb, they can take that crumb away. But if they give you freedom, it's pretty hard to take that away." ; "I stand for the equal rights of all people." ; "I don't know if I'll run again." ; "The problem with New York is it drove the middle economic class out of the city, which is what's happening here." ; "You'll find the same people here that you'll find in the straight world. Maybe a little less inhibited, is all.". --
Part 4: 1977, Milk Fights 16 Opponents. Divided they stand: the Milk-Stokes split ; "I don't think in terms of labels. I only think in terms of issues." ; "If I become a supervisor, then they'll talk to me." ; "Gay rights protect everyone." ; "I can really appreciate what Jackie Robinson was up against." ; An "unofficial supervisor" gets a shot at real power. --
Part 5: 1978, Supervisor Milk Raises Hell. Harvey Milk talks about politicians and lying ; "You can throw bricks at City Hall or you can take it over" ; "There's got to be a lot more Harvey Milks." ; "Every time you take a stand you make an enemy. But you also make a friend." ; "A lot of people don't realize the importance of opening dialogues. It's the only way you change people's views." ; "Keep involved!" ; "This country has taken senior citizens and treated them like a can of beer--you drink it and toss it away." ; "I think San Francisco has enough mental complexes without adding physical complexes." ; "When you get into a philosophical change in government, then it takes time." ; Supes refuse street closing for parade. --
Part 6: 1978, Milk vs. Briggs." ... the whole concept behind democracy and the Constitution is to protect the rights of the minority, not the majority." ; "Just because something has been a law for a long time doesn't make it right." ; "If more people got involved on every level--both sides, all sides--this nation would be a lot better off." ; "Who are we to say that another person must be put to death? I cannot make that decision over another's life." ; "John Briggs: How many careers ruined, how many lives destroyed, before you are satisfied in your thirst for power?". --
Part 7: 1978, The City Weeps. "Rights are not won on paper. They are won only by those who make their voices heard." ; A living wage ; A last interview with our supervisor.
Responsibility: by Harvey Milk ; edited by Vince Emery.


Thirty-nine chronologically arranged interviews spanning Milk's political career from his first days as a candidate to shortly before his assassination.
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