Sea Change

Rev. Dorothy May Emerson’s memoir, Sea Change: the unfinished agenda of the 1960s, is an intimate exploration of a young life lived on the edge of radical hope, change, and possibility in the 1960s in California. It rekindles the spirit of the Summer of Love when anything was possible, and idealism was the air we breathed. This memoir is a call to action to succeeding generations to keep the dream alive. There is still much to be done.

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The vision of the Sixties as articulated in Sea Change has the capacity to transform our collective future. Dorothy’s personal stories reinforce the possibility of love, hope, and peace. This beautiful, intimate offering is a gift of resilience.

– Rashani Réa, author of Beyond Brokenness and The Threshold Between Loss and Revelation

Sea Change is rich in accounts of personal relationships and the work of ministry and teaching during the Fifties and Sixties. They personalize the era in a special way. Each person’s life is different, of course, even if they live at the same time and place. Only by adding them all up can we truly understand a period, and this work offers a very rich and illuminating contribution to that library.

 –  Robert Ellswood, author of The Sixties Spiritual Awakening and The Fifties Spiritual Marketplace