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Richard Tynan earned his Associate's Degree at SUNY Binghamton, and his Bachelor's Degree in English at SUNY Brockport during the late 1970's. After working two decades as a machinist, he returned to Brockport in the early 2000's to earn his Master's in English as well as a teaching certification. Shortly after completing his education at Brockport, he began working as an English teacher at the Orleans/Niagara BOCES, where (as of this publication) he continues to work today. This interview touches on multiple points in his life, the focus mainly being attitudes towards race of those around him as well as how those social forces play into the contemporary issues and conflicts over public memory.

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45 Minutes


Interviewed 11/26/2020

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