Interview with Dr. Aidsand "Ace" Wright-Riggins conducted by Sharon Sekhon on July 9, 2020. This interview was done for "Shouting from the Margins: Black Leadership in Orange County, 1960 - 1979."
Dr. Aidsand Wright-Riggins is a pastor and theologian. He also serves as Mayor for Collegeville, Pennsylvania. He was raised in Compton and was ordained to preach the gospel at the age of 9. Also known as "Ace," he attended CSUF in the fall of 1968 and served as President of the Black Student Union. He recounts many pivotal instances of his evolution as a Christian as a result of experience at CSUF.
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