The Total Tutor Neil Haley will interview Mary Jean Teachman.
Mary Jean Teachman was born in Detroit, Michigan to Isabelle and George Dresbach. She went to the University of Detroit where she studied pre-law and mathematics. She married and had two children, Arthur Forrest Tull II and Valarie Tull. She later divorced, was single for 4 years, married Mort D. Lieberman and was then widowed after 18 years of marriage. She found love again with Dr. Gerard W. Teachman and has been married for 23 years. She had a successful career for eight years as a runway and print model and appeared in Vogue magazine.
A longtime activist, she started and ran a successful campaign-RABAC...”Real Americans Buy American Cars” in the late 70’s. She started the grass roots movement because the American auto industry was in a severe slump. Her idea was to help convince the American public to support the American car companies in their struggle against foreign imports and to save jobs. She distributed bumper stickers and gave interviews to the print and broadcast media. At one point, a representative from the Japanese government came to interview her because they felt threatened by this movement. Gradually the unions adopted the project, which developed into their “Buy American” campaign