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Title:Oral History - Jeff Machota
Author(s):Bangert, Dawn
Subject(s):Jeff Machota
Allen Hall
Unit One
Anti-apartheid
Student Protest
Activism
UIUC
Abstract:Jeff Machota (1966-Present) grew up in Cicero, Illinois with three goals: to get out of Cicero, to learn, and to stay out of the military. Machota accomplished all of these goals and became an active resident of Allen Hall and the living learning community Unit One, as well as campus at large. During Machota’s time at Allen Hall (Fall 1984- Spring 1986) he focused large amounts of his attention on the anti-apartheid movement by helping to organize mass rallies and even helped to create a shanty town on the Quad. A result of Machota’s time at UIUC was a lifelong commitment to activism, and today Machota is still in the Champaign-Urbana area and hosts a weekly jazz radio show.
Issue Date:2013-01
Course / Semester:History 396; Fall 2012
Mireya Loza, Instructor
Genre:Sound Recording (oral)
Type:Audio
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/42610
Publication Status:unpublished
Peer Reviewed:not peer reviewed
Date Available in IDEALS:2013-03-11


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