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Baby Boom Generation (1946-1964)
Date of Interview
Bloomington, Minneapolis, 1955
Oral History | Psychology
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Laura Goodman is a Caucasian female born on March 5, 1955. She has a sister who is two years younger than her. Her father worked in construction labor while her mother taught at Vacation Bible School on Sundays. Goodman grew up on Old Cedar Avenue in Bloomington. She strongly identifies with her Lutheran religion and has been active in the Church since childhood. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Goodman begins her interview by discussing her parents' desire to have children and how loved she and her sister were. She revealed her relation to the previous Chief Justice Earl Warren and recalls her excitement to visit the court buildings in Washington, D.C. Goodman explains her religious upbringing and the transition from Lutheranism to Catholicism. She remembers her school days fondly, as she was a gifted child and met life-long friends at a young age. Goodman concludes the interview by recalling the global issues happening during her upbringing. These issues included the Cold War, the space race, the March on Washington, and Kennedy's assassination.
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