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Wilson, Shawn

Overview
Works: 106 works in 116 publications in 1 language and 3,046 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

Art collector and investment executive E.T. Williams was born on October 14, 1937 in Brooklyn, New York. Williams attended Brooklyn College and received his B.A. degree in economics in 1960. His professional career in finance began in 1968, joining the Maryland National Bank. In 1971, he returned to New York City, joining Chase Manhattan and working in institutional banking as a lending officer. Williams left banking in 1982 to become the Chairman of the Board and Head of the Fordham Hill Project, the largest eviction co-op conversion in the history of New York City. He retired in 1992 becoming Chief Executive Officer of Elnora, Inc., a private family investment company he started that holds and manages family assets including African American art, real estate, and investment portfolios. Williams owned the estate of Hale Woodruff and donated a sizeable portion of it to the Studio Museum in Harlem and other museums
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Abiodun Oyewole( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 29 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 Merton Simpson( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 29 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 Earle Bradford, Jr( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Energy executive Earle Lacour Bradford, Jr., was born on April 25, 1926, in New Orleans, Louisiana. In 1969, he received his B.A. degree in accounting and economics from Dillard University and continued his studies at Cornell University’s Johnson School of Management, where, in 1971, he received his M.B.A. degree while enrolled as a Mobil Oil Fellow. He served as a visiting professor in the Department of Business and Economics at Norfolk State University. Bradford joined ARCO Metals Company in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, in 1983, as vice president of marketing development and later became vice president of planning and control. In 2005, he joined the Community for Mental Health and Mental Retardation in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as its chief executive officer. From 2004 to 2005, he led the organization back from a loss to a surplus. He received an Award for Excellence in Market Development from Sales and Marketing Management magazine
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Reverend Dr. Herbert D. Daughtry( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civic activist and minister Reverend Herbert Daughtry was born on January 13, 1931, in Savannah, Georgia and grew up in New York City. As a young adult, Daughtry fell into a decade-long struggle with gambling, crime and drug use. In 1953, Daughtry was imprisoned for armed robbery. While incarcerated, he underwent a religious conversion that changed his life and when he was released, Daughtry returned to the church, becoming a fourth generation minister. In the late 1960s, Reverend Daughtry became known for his activism in the struggle for school integration, and worked with organizations such as Operation Breadbasket. In 1982, Daughtry founded the African People’s Christian Organization, and in 1984, Daughtry became a special assistant to Reverend Jesse Jackson during his presidential campaign. In 1991, Daughtry participated in Mayor David N. Dinkins’ delegation to South Africa. Daughtry was the national presiding minister of the House of the Lord Churches
The HistoryMakers video oral history with William M. Lewis, Jr( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 29 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
The HistoryMakers video oral history with James H. Cone( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 29 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 29 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 Sister Francesca Thompson( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Academic administrator and professor Sister Francesca Thompson was born on April 29, 1932 in Los Angeles, California. Thompson became attracted to Catholicism while attending St. Mary’s Academy. Won over by the ritual and the drama of the Catholic faith, Thompson joined the Sisters of St. Francis of Odenburg, Indiana in 1952. She received her B.A. degree in 1960 from Marian College, continued her studies receiving her M.A. degree in education from Xavier University and her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. Thompson became the Chairperson of the Drama/Speech Department at Marian College, where she taught from 1966 to 1982. She began a twenty-four year association at Fordham University in 1982, and served as Associate Professor of African and African American Studies and Assistant Dean/Director for Multicultural Programs. Thompson celebrated her fiftieth anniversary as a religious sister of St. Francis. She was a member of the prestigious nominating committee for Broadway’s Tony Awards
The HistoryMakers video oral history with David A. Smith( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entrepreneur and aviator David A. Smith was born on August 29, 1915 in Clinton, Louisiana. Smith received his B.A. degree in 1938 from West Virginia State College and continued his studies at the University of Denver, where he received his M.A. degree in 1940. After serving in the United States Army as one of the Tuskegee Airmen in the Hubert L. “Hooks” Jones Chapter, Smith moved to Denver, Colorado, where he opened Dave Smith Realty to serve Denver and its suburbs. This company became one of the first African American real estate firms in the city. In 1962, he received a Certificate of Educational Achievement in Real Estate from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Smith then became the first African American to serve as the Colorado Real Estate Commissioner. He was a lifetime member of the NAACP and the Urban League
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Elyse White( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social worker and travel agent Elyse White was born on October 1, 1908 in Roanoke, Virginia. White, who earned her B.A. degree from Howard University in 1930 and her post-graduate degree from Catholic University in 1942, became a social investigator for the New York City Department of Welfare. In 1950, White began working as a medical social worker at Fordham Hospital and at Lincoln Hospital. In 1970, after a five-year stint with the New York Board of Education, White started a third career as a travel agent. In 1975, she became a founding member of the African Travel Association (ATA) where she organized tourist expeditions to Africa. Over the next thirty years, White led countless Americans through Africa to better understand African culture. In 1998, the government of Ghana ‘enstooled’ her as an Ashante Queen Mother for her dedication and promotion of the African continent. White passed away on May 4, 2008 at the age of 99. 
The HistoryMakers video oral history with David Holliman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corporate executive David Holliman was born on September 13, 1929 in Denver, Colorado. He graduated from Denver’s East High School in 1948. In 1966, Holliman became one of the first African Americans hired by Continental Airlines where he helped to organize an African American maintenance workers organization. He later served as president of United Maintenance Incorporated and vice president of Queen City Services, Incorporated. He retired from Continental Airlines in 1986. He received mayoral appointments to the Denver City and County Board of Appeals and to the Mayor’s Black Advisory Committee. Holliman also served as the president of the Barrett Elementary School’s Parent and Teacher Association. In 1990, he completed his studies at Regis College in Denver, Colorado where he received his B.S. degree in administration, business, and economics. Holliman was honored as Imperial Potentate of the Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine and Jurisdiction. In 2017, he passed away at age 88
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Ernesta G. Procope( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corporate executive Ernesta G. Procope was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1931. President and Chief Executive Officer of E. G. Bowman, a private insurance company, Procope made history in 1979 when she relocated the business from its Brooklyn storefront to 97 Wall Street. The E.G. Bowman Company became the first African American owned business to be located on Wall Street. Procope became the broker of record for the New York City Housing Authority and the insurance broker for the construction of the United States’ portion of the Alaska Pipeline. Licensed in all 50 states, the company counts IBM, Avon Products, Philip Morris Companies, General Motors and Time Warner among its client base. Procope was also the founder and president of Bowman Specialty Services, LLP. This extension of her business provided engineering and safety services. Procope was married for over 40 years to John Procope
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Randolph Michael McLaughlin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civil rights lawyer Randolph McLaughlin was born on June 9, 1953 in East Elmhurst, New York. After being inspired by one of his teachers, McLaughlin decided to dedicate his life to civil rights work. He graduated from Newton High School in 1967. After earning his B.A. degree from Columbia University and his law degree from Harvard Law School, McLaughlin joined the staff of the Center for Constitutional Rights in New York in 1978 and was mentored by William Kunstler. McLaughlin’s civil rights work ranged from representing African Americans against the Ku Klux Klan to challenging electoral district laws. He served as a professor of law at Pace University where he served as the director of the Social Justice Center. In 2001, McLaughlin began serving as counsel to the board of directors of Hale House in New York City. In 2004, he was named executive director where he continued to serve the community
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Ophelia DeVore( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Model agency founder and newspaper publisher Ophelia DeVore was born on August 12, 1922, in Edgefield, South Carolina. She graduated from Hunter College High School and attended New York University, where she studied mathematics and languages. After having attended the Vogue School of Modeling in New York, DeVore became one of the first African American models in the America in 1938 at the age of sixteen. In 1946, she founded the Grace Del Marco Modeling Agency and in 1948, she opened the Ophelia DeVore School of Self-Development and Modeling. Thousands of people were nurtured by her agency including Diahann Carroll, Barbara McNair, Cicely Tyson, and Richard Roundtree. In addition to her modeling agency, she owned The Columbus Times, a Georgia-based newspaper begun by her second husband, the late Vernon Mitchell. DeVore lived in New York with her family, before passing away on February 28, 2014
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Vincent Harding( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 29 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 Carla Harris( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investment banker Carla Harris was born on October 28, 1962 in Port Arthur, Texas. After high school graduation, Harris entered Harvard University where she graduated magna cum laude with her A.B. degree in economics. She received her M.A. degree in business administration from Harvard Business School. In 1987, Harris began her career as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley in the Mergers & Acquisitions department. She was Managing Director in Global Capital Markets for the firm. She executed initial public offerings for UPS, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, and the $3.2 billion common stock transaction for Immunex Corporation. In 2000, Harris performed a solo concert at Carnegie Hall and released her first album, Carla’s First Christmas. The album was featured on The Evening News with Dan Rather. She was named to Fortune magazine’s “50 Most Powerful Black Executives in Corporate America.”
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Ilyasah Shabazz( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 29 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 Florence M. Rice( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consumer activist Florence M. Rice was born on March 22, 1919 in Buffalo, New York. During her childhood, Rice spent several years in the Colored Orphan Asylum and in several foster homes in New York. Upon completion of the eighth grade, Rice left school to work as a domestic seamstress where she became a member of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union, speaking out on the discriminatory practices against African American and Latino workers. In the 1960s, Rice founded the Harlem Consumer Education Council. The Council investigated over 100,000 complaints since its establishment. Appointed Special Consultant to the Consumer Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Board in the 1970s, she also taught consumer education at Malcolm-King College and other locations. In the 1990s, Rice was directly responsible for the Bell Atlantic Technology Center in Harlem
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Lynn Nottage( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 29 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
 
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