Baby boomer David R Williams, born in Boston in 1949, experienced the 60s up close and personal. Taking 1968 off before entering college, he shipped out in the merchant marine, fought against the Vietnam War, worked to elect McCarthy president, rioted in Grant Park, and arrived at Harvard in time for the campus take over.
He later earned a Masters in Theology from Harvard Divinity School and a PhD in American Civilization from Brown. He wrote Wilderness Lost , Sin Boldly! , Searching for God in the Sixties, and Revolutionary Religion. He won the “Excellence In Teaching” Award at George Mason University. He was a Fulbright Scholar in Czechoslovakia in 1991, has two sons, Nathan and Sam, a grandson Arthur, and now retired he lives in a former black community, “Swampoodle,” where he keeps bees and brews his own bitter beer.