Bill W with Lois W, Ebby T, Sister Ignatius and Mort J — 312

I'm pleased to share this recording of Bill Wilson, co-founder of AA, speaking at the AA International Convention in Long Beach, CA, in 1960. The recording includes brief remarks by Lois Wilson, co-founder of Al-Anon; Ebby T, who introduced Bill to the Oxford groups; and Sister Ignatia, an early supporter of AA, who cared for thousands of alcoholics in Akron, Ohio. He is followed by Mort J, who established the first public AA meeting in Los Angeles.

I have tried to clean up the recording as best I can, but it is still difficult to follow in spots. The event must have been outside, because you will hear an occasional airplane flying over.

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