Pre-interview notes and printed transcript of the Roger Himovitz oral history interview, conducted on September 27, 2018 by
Born in Los Angeles, California in 1946, Roger Himovitz grew up in Hanford, California. While an undergraduate at the University
of Alabama in 1965, Himovitz participated in civil rights activities, including voter registration work for CORE. Roger was
a participant in the Bloody Sunday march (March 7, 1965) and was arrested on that day, along with many others. Roger would
go on to graduate from UC Berkeley. Intending to study law, Roger volunteered to serve in Vietnam instead, as an engineer
with the Navy Seabees, as well as with the "Protein Project." Returning to California after his year of service, Roger entered
the family business in construction, eventually settling in Santa Barbara.
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