Dr. Marcus Foster was a charismatic and highly esteemed
African-American educator who gained a national reputation for educational
excellence while serving as principal of Gratz High School in
Philadelphia, as Associate Superintendent of Schools in Philadelphia, and
as Superintendent of Schools in Oakland, California. He
was assassinated by the Symbionese
Before his death, he received the highly prestigious award for the
person who had done the most for Philadelphia. After his death, various
sites were named in his honor, including the athletic fields at Gratz High
School. He wrote a book called Making
Our Schools Work.
This excerpt is from the SLA article:
The SLA made their first move on November 6, 1973 when they murdered
Oakland, California superintendent of schools Dr. Marcus Foster. They
characterized Dr. Foster's plan to introduce identification cards into
Oakland schools as "fascist." Ironically, Dr. Foster had
opposed the use of identification cards in his schools, and his plan was
a watered down version of similar plans that had been proposed by
others. Dr. Foster, who was black, was popular on the left and in the
black community, and his murder was considered a counterproductive,
pointless action by just about everybody; thus, they garnered no
support, just media attention. On 10 January 1974, Joe Remiro and Russ
Little were arrested and charged with the murder of Dr. Foster.
Little was ultimately acquitted on retrial, but Remiro was convicted and
remains in prison.
- Shana Alexander, Anyone's
Daughter: The Times and Trials of Patricia Hearst,
- Carolyn Anspacher & the San Francisco Chronicle, The
Trial of Patty Hearst, Great Fidelity Press, 1976.
- Marilyn Baker, Exclusive!:
the inside story of Patricia Hearst and the SLA, Macmillan
- Mary F. Beal, Safe
House: A Casebook Study of Revolutionary Feminism in the 1970's,
Northwest Matrix, 1976.
- Jerry Belcher & Don West, Patty/Tania,
Pyramid Books, 1975
- David Boulton, The
Making Of Tania Hearst, Bergenfield, N.J., U.S.A.: New American
- John Bryan, This
Soldier Still At War, (on Joe Remiro) Harcourt Brace Jovanovich,
- Patty Hearst with Alvin Moscow, Patty
Hearst: Her Own Story, New York: Avon, 1982. This was the title
after the movie came out. Original title: Every Secret Thing.
- Sharon D. Hendry, Soliah:
The Sara Jane Olson Story, Cable Publishing, 2002.
- Janey Jimenez (U.S. Marshal who escorted Hearst between prison and the
court during the trial) with Ted Berkman, My
Prisoner, Sheed Andrews and McMeel, 1977.
- Jean Brown Kinney, An
American journey: The short life of Willy Wolfe, Simon and Schuster,
- Vin McLellan, Paul Avery, The
voices of guns: The definitive and dramatic story of the twenty-two-month
career of the Symbionese Liberation Army, one of the most bizarre chapters
in the history of the American Left, Putnam, 1977.
- John Pascal, The
Strange Case of Patty Hearst, New American Library, 1974.
- Findley & Craven Payne, Life
and Death of the SLA, Ballantine, 1976.
- Robert Brainard Pearsall, Symbionese
Liberation Army: Documents and Communications, Rodopi, 1974
- Fred Soltysik, In
Search of a Sister 1976.
- Steven Weed, with Scott Swanton. My
Search for Patty Hearst, New York: Warner, 1976. Weed was Hearst's
boyfriend at the time of the kidnapping. That was the end of their
- Video: Patty
Hearst, based on Every Secret Thing, directed by Paul
- Video: The Ordeal of Patty Hearst (1979) (TV)
- Video: Patty Hearst: The E! True Hollywood Story (2000) (TV)
- Video: Neverland:
The Rise and Fall of the Symbionese Liberation Army aka Guerrilla:
The Taking of Patty Hearst, Directed by Robert Stone, 2004,