Phyllis LeShaw But I was you know on the left side of things. And some of my friends were very, very left. But I wasn't very, very left, I was a little left. I wasn't active in any of the organizations I went to meetings, let's put it that way the ASU, the American Student Union. I was a traveler, a fellow traveler. Well you know, Brooklyn was known as the Little Red Schoolhouse.
Marjorie Brockman Well, first of all, there were very few men at Brooklyn College 'cause it was the middle of the War so the men who were left were all political left. And because there was so little social activity I mean dating and that sort of thing we were freer to do our thing politically than we would have been.
Marjorie Brockman It was a long schlep out to Brooklyn College from the East Bronx. And then you had to do a modicum of schoolwork, and then the rest of the time was devoted to demonstrations.
Marion Greenstone There wasn't all that much social life since the War was on, but I was active on the newspaper and on the Student Council. On the Student Council there was one fight that we started a campaign. We didn't think that there should be sororities and fraternities on the campus and it was a big thing in the paper and on the Student Council. I think we lost ultimately.
Marjorie Brockman There was a chapter of the ALP. There was the YPSL, The Young Peoples' Socialist League, and there was the Y . . . the YCL, the Young Communist League. There was . . . and the people at Vanguard were very leftish.
Frances Koral We were sort of political people. We were active in political activities. We fought Gideonse. We began to fight involvement in the War. I sort of vaguely remember that when we went to graduation we all sat with our backs to the dais 'cause we had some cause we were fighting. It wasn't hard in those days, everybody was.
Marjorie Brockman I have a picture taken of myself and two friends sitting on a lawn in Washington. And when I made friends with the friend who's on there again, I said, "what the hell were we doing in Washington?" And she said, "I remember." She said, "We went down to protest the lifting of price controls after World War II. There was a huge meeting." So we were involved in everything.