Teacher Who Was There Praises China’s Cultural Revolution

Teacher Who Was There Praises China’s Cultural Revolution Mn. Daily, 11/4/75 By Martin J. Waters Ann Tompkins is one of just a handful of Americans who lived in the People’s Republic of China during the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution – “you could count them by tens,” she said. And Tompkins was there to see the … More Teacher Who Was There Praises China’s Cultural Revolution

The Tompkins family in “Better Homes & Gardens”

In 1938, “Better Homes & Gardens” magazine ran a feature on Ann’s family. Here’s the first excerpt from that article written by Doris Hudson Moss: Timidly I crossed the tipping gangplank to the apparently deserted ship I knocked on the hatch that to my landlubbery eyes seemed to be the “front door.” “Come down,” a … More The Tompkins family in “Better Homes & Gardens”

Helsinki Peace Conference – last part of Ann’s letter

Here’s the last part of Ann’s letter to her friends and family after attending the Peace Congress in Helsinki in 1965: The final resolution drawn up by the Commission on Vietnam stated that the U.S. is mainly responsible for the present war in Vietnam, that the U.S. must withdraw all troops and equipment and cease … More Helsinki Peace Conference – last part of Ann’s letter

Ann has always cared for young people

Before going to China, Ann earned a Masters in Social Work from University of California, Berkeley. Between 1957 and 1965 (when she left for China), Ann worked at several organizations which helped disadvantaged young people, primarily in New York. If you were alive then, you’ll remember that they were called “delinquents.” Here she is with … More Ann has always cared for young people

More from Ann on the Peace Congress in Helsinki

A couple of weeks ago we posted the beginning of a letter Ann sent to her friends after attending the World Congress for Peace, National Independence and General Disarmament in Helsinki in 1965. Here’s some more: The Congress itself was set up for several plenary sessions where all 1500 people met together and heard speeches … More More from Ann on the Peace Congress in Helsinki

You/We Did It!

Hooray! We made it – raised $12,009! Now the work really begins. First, sending out all the rewards – that will take a few weeks. Ann has started recording her stories and we are gathering all of her past writings – which are voluminous. We’ll be editing and revising that for use in the book. … More You/We Did It!