Rubin, Jon: Moscone being forgotten


Jon Rubin


Jon Rubin: I think that George has been forgotten. There are some stories that are easier to tell. Sometimes you tell the easy story, and the more nuanced story is lost. And George was an important and notable figure, and notable and wonderful guy, and he needs to be remembered for who he was. The tragedy of the end of his life should not define his life; that’s just the end of his life. It’s a tragedy, and there’s no question about it, but I think the lessons of his life are more important than the lessons of his death. And so whatever part I can take in telling that story and making sure that it’s out there to whatever extent it is out there… It’s a privilege to do it, it’s an honor, it’s a labor of love, and I’m delighted to be doin’ it.


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The Moscone oral history interviews are part of the George Moscone Collection, MSS 328.

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