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Wilson, Shawn

Overview
Works: 106 works in 116 publications in 1 language and 3,057 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Oral histories  Internet videos 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E185.97, 973.04960730092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Shawn Wilson
 
Most widely held works by Shawn Wilson
The HistoryMakers video oral history with E. T. Williams( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor and painter William T. Williams was born on July 17, 1942 in Cross Creek, North Carolina. In 1956, Williams attended the High School for Industrial Arts in Manhattan, and graduated from New York City Community College in 1962 with his A.A.S. degree. He obtained his B.F.A. degree from Pratt Institute of Art in 1966 and earned his M.F.A. degree from Yale University School of Art and Architecture in 1968. Williams’ first exhibition was held at the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York in 1969. Throughout the 1970s, Williams’ work was exhibited throughout New York City. In 1971, Williams became a professor of art at Brooklyn College, and in the late 1970s, Williams traveled to Africa, which had a major impact on the style of his work. Williams was awarded a Guggenheim fellowship in 1987. In 2006, Williams was awarded the prestigious North Carolina Award, the highest civilian honor the state can bequeath
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Chester Higgins, Jr( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photojournalist Chester Higgins Jr. was born in Fairhope, Alabama on November 6, 1946. Graduating in 1970 with his B.A. degree in business management from Tuskegee University, Higgins arrived in New York and began his professional career. Higgins produced several photo essay books including Black Woman in 1970, and Elder Grace: The Nobility of Aging in 2000. An exhibit of his work, “Landscapes of the Soul,” toured nationally, including at the Smithsonian and the Museum for African Art in New York City in March 1999. His other solo exhibitions were held at the Philadelphia African American Museum in 2003 and the New York State Museum in Albany in 2005. The Museum of Modern Art New York included Higgins’ photography in its permanent collection. Higgins was a staff photographer beginning in 1975 for the New York Times. He was the recipient of multiple grants including Ford Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Manning Marable( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Academic administrator, professor and author Manning Marable was born on May 13, 1950 in Dayton, Ohio. Marable received his A.B. degree from Earlham College in 1971, his M.A. degree in American history from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1972 and his Ph.D. degree in American history from University of Maryland in 1976. Marable wrote Along the Color Line, a syndicated commentary series. He wrote over 20 books. In 1982, he became director of the Race Relations Institute at Fisk University. In 1983, Marable was founding director of Colgate University’s Africana and Latin American Studies Program. In 1987, he moved to Ohio State University as chair of the Black Studies Department. In 1989, he was professor of Ethnic Studies at University of Colorado at Boulder. Marable was founding director of the Institute for the Research in African-American Studies at Columbia University. Marable passed away on April 1, 2011 at age 60
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Marjorie Moon( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theatre producer and director Marjorie Moon was born on May 14, 1946 in Kokomo, Indiana. In 1968, Moon earned her B.A. degree from Ohio University and completed her studies at Temple University in 1970 with her M.A. degree. Moon began her professional career teaching acting at Hampton University. In 1973, she became the executive director of the Billie Holiday Theatre in Brooklyn, serving for over thirty years as president and execuvite director. As director, Moon worked on several plays including Weldon Irvine’s Young, Gifted and Broke, which ran for eight months and won four prestigious AUDELCO Awards. She also produced more than 150 productions. In 1981, Inacent Black, a play originally produced at the Billie Holiday Theatre, opened on Broadway starring Melba Moore. Moon received several awards for her work. She resided on Long Island, New York with her family
The HistoryMakers video oral history with June Dobbs Butts( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Therapist and family counselor June Dobbs Butts was born June 11, 1928, in Atlanta, Georgia. She earned her B.A. degree from Spelman College in Atlanta; and her Ed.D. in family life education from Columbia University in New York. She began her career as professor of psychology at Fisk University. She was also a researcher at Tennessee State University, Howard University College of Medicine, and Meharry Medical College. While serving on the board of directors of Planned Parenthood in the 1970’s, Butts was invited to join the staff of the Masters & Johnson Institute. She was the first African American woman to work at Masters & Johnson. Butts was a visiting scientist at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta. Her research and writing focused primarily on sexual health, from teenaged pregnancy to HIV/AIDS, particularly as it relates to African Americans. Butts was widely published in Jet, Ebony and other black magazines
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Maurice Hines, Jr( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Choreographer and tap dancer Maurice Robert Hines, Jr. was born on December 13, 1943 in New York City. Hines began studying tap dancing in New York City at age five at the Henry LeTang Dance Studio in 1948. In 1954, at age ten, he and his brother, the late Gregory Hines, appeared in the Broadway musical comedy, The Girl in Pink Tights. Following the example of the Nicholas Brothers, the Hines Brothers toured as the opening act for headliners like Lionel Hampton. Their father joined the act as a drummer. The threesome became known as Hines, Hines & Dad. In 1973, Hines began his solo career singing and dancing as Nathan Detroit in the hit musical National Touring Company of Guys and Dolls with Debbie Allen. After appearing in the film, The Cotton Club, he conceived, directed, choreographed, and starred in the musical Uptown…It’s Hot! Hines received a Tony Award nomination for his performance
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Edward Clark( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artist Edward Clark was born in 1926, in the Storyville area of New Orleans, Louisiana. Clark studied at the Art Institute of Chicago from 1947 to 1951, and L'Academie de la Grande Chaumi re in Paris in 1952. He was an abstract expressionist painter who was credited with working on a shaped canvas, an innovation that influenced contemporary art through the 1950s and 1960s. In 1957, Clark moved to New York City where he became a charter member of the Brata Gallery on Tenth Street. It was during this period that he made his celebrated shaped canvas, which was showcased in the Brata Gallery Christmas Group Show. In 1972, in an article in Art News, Lawrence Campbell described the painting as the first of its kind. Clark's work was featured in international museum collections. In 2013, he received the Legends and Legacy Award from the Art Institute of Chicago
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Khephra Burns( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author, fiction writer, and scriptwriter Khephra Burns was born Keith Burns on October 2, 1950, in Los Angeles, California. Burns earned his B.A. degree in English and drama from the University of California, Santa Barbara. In 1978, Burns joined the staff of WNET-13, the New York City PBS affiliate, as a writer and associate producer. Burns wrote one of the first series of salutes to outstanding African Americans to be televised for Black History Month. Burns is the author of several books including, Black Stars in Orbit, Mansa Musa, and Confirmation: The Spiritual Wisdom that has Shaped Our Lives, which he wrote with his wife, Susan Taylor. As a playwright, Harry Belafonte commissioned Burns to write Staggalee, a full-length stage drama. He also wrote African Odyssey, which premiered at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and Tall Horse, which premiered in New York City in 2005. It also played in South Africa
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Abiodun Oyewole( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poet Abiodun Oyewole was born Charles Davis on February 25, 1948 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He attended a college in North Carolina where he earned his B.A. degree. He went on to earn his Ph.D. degree from Columbia University in New York City where he served as a faculty member. Oyewole was a founding member of the American musical spieling group, The Last Poets. On May 19, 1968, the anniversary of Malcolm X’s birthday, Oyewole and two others, David Nelson and Gylan Kain, read poetry in tribute to Malcolm X at a memorial for him, and the group was born. In 1970, The Last Poets were signed by jazz producer Alan Douglas and released their first album which includes their classic poem Niggers are Scared of Revolution. The Last Poets' spoken word albums foreshadowed the work of rap groups like Public Enemy and Dead Prez. The Last Poets performed at Lollapalooza in 1994
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Elizabeth Catlett( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artist and sculptor Elizabeth Catlett was born on April 15, 1915, in Washington, D.C. She received her B. A. from Howard University and her M.F.A. degree from the University of Iowa in 1940. Catlett began her work in Mexico City’s Taller de Grafica Popular, graphic arts and mural workshop collective. There, she produced her first major show, I am a Negro Woman, a series of prints and sculptures, in 1947. She collaborated with several artists including her husband Francisco Mora and Frida Kahlo. From 1958 to 1976, Catlett directed the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico’s sculpture department. In 1998, the Neuberger Museum of Art in Purchase, New York honored her with a fifty year retrospective. Her works were also featured at the Metropolitan Museum in New York City, the Baltimore Museum of Art and the New Orleans Museum of Art. Catlett died April 2, 2012, 2 weeks before her 97th birthday
The HistoryMakers video oral history with The Honorable Basil Paterson( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Government appointee, lawyer, and state senator Basil Paterson was born on April 27, 1926 in Harlem, New York. He received his B.S. degree in biology in 1948 from St. John’s University; his J.D. degree from St. John’s Law School in 1951. A stalwart of New York politics, Paterson was elected to the New York State Senate in 1965. In 1978, Mayor Ed Koch appointed him as Deputy Mayor of Labor Relations and Personnel. Governor Hugh Carey appointed him to the position of New York Secretary of State in 1979 making him the first African American to hold that position. In 1989, he became a commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, a position he held until 1995. Practicing law at the law firm of Meyer, Suozzi, English and Klein, he was co-chair of the firm’s labor practice. Paterson passed away on April 16, 2014, at the age of 87
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Ilyasah Shabazz( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author Ilyasah Shabazz was born in July 1962, the third eldest daughter of Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz. She was nearly three years old when her father was assassinated on February 21, 1965 at the Audubon Ballroom. In 1979, Shabazz graduated from The Masters School, a boarding school in Dobbs Ferry, New York. She received her B.S. degree in biology from the State University of New York in New Paltz in 1983 and her M.S. degree in education and human resource development from Fordham University in New York. Shabazz wrote an autobiography in 2002, Growing up X, a coming of age story as well as a tribute to her parents. In 2005, she worked with a team from Columbia University to open the Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz Memorial and Education Center at the Audubon. She also worked as director of public affairs and special events for the city of Mount Vernon
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Lisa Price( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personal care entrepreneur Lisa Price was born on May 18, 1962 in Brooklyn, New York. She is the founder of Carol’s Daughter, one of the first African American-owned bath and beauty stores, whose clientele includes Jada Pinkett Smith and Mary J. Blige. In 1990, Price began making creams and lotions using natural ingredients from her kitchen. In 1993, Carol’s Daughter began from her home. By 1999, she had added mail-order, website and walk-in customers, and the business moved from the parlor floor of her brownstone to a formal store in Brooklyn’s upscale Fort Greene area. In 2004, Price, along with Hillary Beard wrote her memoir entitled Success Never Smelled So Sweet: How I Followed My Nose and Found My Passion. In 2005, she opened a flagship store in Harlem. Price lived in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn with her husband, Gordon and sons Forrest and Ennis
The HistoryMakers video oral history with The Honorable Marc H. Morial( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nonprofit chief executive and mayor Marc Haydel Morial was born on January 3, 1958 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Morial attended Jesuit high school receiving his diploma in 1976. He earned his B.A. degree in economics and African American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania in 1980. He received his J.D. degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1983. After graduating, Morial worked in private practice at the law firm of Adams and Reese. Morial worked on the Supreme Court case Chisom v. Roemer, establishing that the Voting Rights Act be applied to election judges leading to the election of the first African American judge in Louisiana. He served two years in the Louisiana State Senate, and was elected to two terms as mayor of New Orleans, serving from 1994 to 2002. Morial served as president of the United States Conference of Mayors. In 2003, Morial was appointed president and CEO of the National Urban League
The HistoryMakers video oral history with James H. Cone( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theologian James Hal Cone was born August 5, 1938, in Fordyce, Arkansas. In 1954, Cone earned his B.A. degree from Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1958; his B.D. degree from Garrett Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois in 1961; his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in systematic theology from Northwestern University in 1963 and 1965, respectively. Cone began his professional career as a professor at Philander Smith College, in 1966. In 1970, he joined the faculty of Union Theological Seminary in New York. He was an advocate of Black liberation theology, which holds that theology is not universal, but tied to specific historical contexts, such as slavery and the hypocrisy of some white Christians. In 1977, Cone appointed to the Charles A. Briggs Chair in Systematic Theology at Union Theological Seminary. Cone authored several books including Black Theology and Black Power and A Black Theology of Liberation
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Brian Lane( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fashion designer Brian Lane was born on June 4, 1954 in Brooklyn, New York. Lane received his diploma in 1972 from New York’s High School of Art and Design and graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology in 1977. He began his career in fashion illustration and advertising before becoming a fashion designer. In 1983, Lane joined M. Rubin and Sons where he worked on the creative design team and helped to develop Sergio Valente’s Sportswear and Outerwear. In 1985, he joined Europecraft Imports. Lane became the first African American designer to work as design director of outerwear for Members Only and Perry Ellis Outerwear. Consulting with Phat Farm in 1999 and again in 2006, Lane worked with Russell Simmons’ team to create new urban wear trends. In 2006, Lane started his own clothing line that carried his name. He developed the Fall 2008 Brooks Brothers Men’s Outerwear Line as in-house designer
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Vincent Harding( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theologian and civil rights activist Vincent Gordon Harding was born on July 25, 1931 in New York City. He graduated from the City College of New York in 1952 and earned his M.S. degree in journalism from Columbia University in 1953. He founded and served as co-chair of the Veterans of Hope Project. Harding is also a professor of religion and social transformation at the Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado. He was involved in a variety of national and international peace and justice-related concerns. Harding was the first director of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center in Atlanta, Georgia. He also authored numerous essays and nine books. He served as senior academic advisor for film and television projects involving African American history and the Civil Rights Movement, including the notable PBS television series Eyes on the Prize. Harding passed away on May 19, 2014 at age 83
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Merton Simpson( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Painter Merton Daniel Simpson was born on September 20, 1928 in Charleston, South Carolina. Simpson began drawing after being hospitalized with diphtheria as a child. During his formative years, Simpson worked at the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, South Carolina, and after moving to New York in 1942, Simpson began his studies at Cooper Union and at New York University. From 1951 to 1954, he served as the U.S. Air Force's official artist. In 1954, Simpson opened a gallery on Madison Avenue, which featured African art and modern art, and became known throughout the world as one of the preeminent dealers of African art. In 1995, the Gibbes Museum presented a retrospective exhibition and published a catalogue entitled, Merton D. Simpson, The Journey of an Artist. The Studio Museum in Harlem honored Simpson in 2002 for his work as an artist and humanitarian
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Lynn Nottage( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Playwright Lynn Nottage was born on November 2, 1964 in Brooklyn, New York. She graduated from New York’s High School of Music and Art in Harlem where she earned her diploma in 1982. That same year, she enrolled at Brown University where she received her B.A. degree in 1986. Nottage continued her studies, receiving her M.F.A. degree in playwriting at Yale School of Drama in 1989. In 1993, her short play Poof! premiered at the Actors Theater in Louisville, Kentucky where it won the Heideman Award. In 1996, the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago produced her play, Crumbs from the Table of Joy, in its family outreach series. In, 2003, her drama, Intimate Apparel, won the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards, the Francesca Primus Prize and the Steinberg Award. Nottage’s plays were produced worldwide
The HistoryMakers video oral history with William M. Lewis, Jr( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corporate executive and investment banker William M. Lewis, Jr. was born on April 30, 1956 in Richmond, Virginia. Growing up in the inner city, Lewis earned a scholarship to Andover Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. In 1974, Lewis was accepted to Harvard University where he received his B.A. degree in economics in 1978 and his M.B.A. degree from Harvard Business School in 1982. He was hired at Morgan Stanley’s mergers and acquisitions department as an associate where he spent six years working on corporate buyouts. Lewis then worked as a department head for Morgan Stanley’s Mergers and Acquisitions department before becoming managing director. In 2001, Lewis was named Global Banking co-managing director at Morgan Stanley. In 2004, Lewis joined Lazard, an asset and advisory firm, as co-chairman of investment banking. Lewis was active as a civic and community leader. He co-chaired the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Foundation
 
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