Rejecting Culture

Recorded May 21, 2019 Archived May 21, 2019 41:37 minutes
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Id: APP639238


In this interview, I, Annelise Schirmer, and my mother, Renée Schirmer, explore her experiences through the Cold War, Vietnam War, and Civil Rights Movements in the north. She describes her involvement with the rock and hippie groups, contributing to counterculture and rejecting the current society. We explore how her family pulled themselves up from poverty and how that changed her and her parent’s views of money and social programs. Focusing mostly on the developments in the 70s and 80s, while she was a teenager, I learned what it was like to come of age during these historic moments.


  • Annelise Schirmer
  • Renée Schirmer

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