LISTEN: Paul Gaston 3.9.10

Posted on Apr 4, 2013

From the archive comes my 2010 conversation with University of Virginia Professor Emeritus Paul Gaston, who joined the Department of History in 1957.

In what will always top my list as the best story ever told on my radio program, he recalls the time he met William Faulkner in the bathroom of Cabell Hall.

He also takes us behind the scenes of Martin Luther King’s visit to UVA in 1963.

And he tells the unforgettable story of being beaten in the streets of Charlottesville while protesting a segregated restaurant.

(photo by Jen Fariello)

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