Earlier this year, J.K. Stein published her journal entries that follow her five-year experience with sexual assault and a prestigious director.
Pepperdine alumna remembers her dreams of working for “The Gipper” and how those dreams came true.
Multimedia Content by Alexander Hayes “God surprises us,” said John Skelly, a 1956 alumnus of George Pepperdine College. The moments that catch us off guard, whether it be for better or for worse, are often the ones that we remember sharpest. John joined 25,000 protesters on March 25, 1965, the final day of the historic voting rights […]
Continue reading along with John: I was the president of the Oxnard-Port Hueneme Ministerial Association at the time of King’s invitation. My close advisors cautioned me about my participation. My best colleague and friend, the Chief of Police, had memos from FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover stating that Martin Luther King had communist leanings. […]
Continue reading along with John: I spotted my pastor friend, Rev. H.W. Washington who was representing the NAACP group in the Ventura County area. He was pastor of Oxnard’s Trinity Baptist Church. He was a man of deep Christian conviction for civil rights and an inspiration to me during the time of my indecision […]
Multimedia Content by Alexander Hayes Pepperdine Graphic Media’s Multimedia Producer Alexander Hayes and Digital Strategist Alysha Tsuji visited George Pepperdine College alumnus John Skelly (’56) at his home in Newport Beach where he resides with his wife of 13 years, Norma. We sat down with John in his living room and asked him questions about his memoir, […]
The day I participated in the historic “Voting Rights March from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama,” I asked myself, “What was my true motivation to participate in this life changing event?” Is it because I, as an American Assyrian teenager, grew up in South Central Los Angeles where my closest friends were Negro? Is it […]
Continue reading along with John: I arrived home around 6 a.m. when my memoir takes on its other deeper meaning. Gracing our dining table was an open Oxnard-Press Courier newspaper dated, Thursday, March 25, 1965, and staring at my tired eyes was the headline, “Today I am a Negro, declares Port Pastor in rights March.” […]
Poet, playwright and teacher Jeanne Murray Walker will read from her new memoir “The Geography of Memory: A Pilgrimage Through Alzheimer’s” and selections of her poetry today at 4 p.m. in the Payson Library Surfboard room. The book details the journey she underwent in caring for their mother who had Alzheimer’s disease. Director for Library […]