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Wilson, Shawn

Overview
Works: 107 works in 117 publications in 1 language and 3,620 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 70 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 Randolph Michael McLaughlin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 35 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 Florence M. Rice( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 35 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 Lez Edmond( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civic activist and professor Lez Edmond was born in Jacksonville, Florida. Edmond received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from Adelphi University and then his Ph.D. degree from the Union Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 1964, Edmond wrote the Harlem Diary, chronicling his thoughts and observances of Harlem’s 1964 race riot. Harlem Diary appeared in the Catholic magazine Ramparts and was reprinted in Reporting Civil Rights: American Journalism. By the late 1960s, Edmond became a known civil rights activist in Harlem, working closely with civil rights leaders including Malcolm X. Edmond began his professional career in research and development in the Radio Engineering Lab in Long Island, New York. Joining Seton Hall University, Edmond began teaching. He joined St. John’s University as an associate professor of psychology and the social sciences at the school’s College of Professional Studies. Edmond received Spirit of St. John’s Award Reunion. He has resided in New York City
The HistoryMakers video oral history with William M. Lewis, Jr( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 35 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 Ophelia DeVore( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 35 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 Dr. George Clayton Branche, Jr( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Internal medicine physician Dr. George C. Branche, Jr., was born on March 22, 1925, in Tuskegee, Alabama. Branche graduated from Boston Latin High School in 1942. He graduated from Bowdoin College in 1946, earning his B.A. degree. Branche then graduated from Boston University’s Medical School in 1948, earning his M.D. degree. He then interned at Boston City Hospital between 1948 and 1949, completed his residency in internal medicine at Cushing Veterans’ Hospital in 1951, and then completed a cancer fellowship at Tufts Medical School. After his cancer fellowship, Branche entered the U.S. Army and served as a medical officer for nearly two years. He was honorably discharged in 1954. Branche then started to practice internal medicine in Richmond, Virginia, in 1954, before the end of the year After seven years in Richmond, Branche moved to New York City, where he practiced medicine with his brother. Branche passed away on April 23, 2009
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Vincent Harding( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 35 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 35 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 James H. Cone( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 35 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 Lynn Nottage( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 35 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 Carla Harris( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 35 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 Reverend Dr. Herbert D. Daughtry( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 35 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 David A. Smith( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 35 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 Sister Francesca Thompson( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 35 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 Chester Higgins, Jr( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 35 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 Eileen Cline( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musician and educator Eileen Tate Cline was born June 25, 1935, in Chicago, Illinois. She earned her B.A. degree in piano and another B.A. in music education from Oberlin College in Ohio; and her M.A. degree from the University of Colorado; and her Ph.D. degree from Indiana University, as a Danforth Fellow. In 1956, Cline began her career teaching music in elementary schools in Gary, Indiana; then she moved to Boulder, Colorado where she taught piano. She moved to Connecticut to direct a community music school in New Haven. From 1983 to 1995, Cline served as dean of the Peabody Conservatory at Johns Hopkins University, then as senior university fellow in arts policy at Hopkins’ Institute for Policy Studies until 1999. An award-winning author and administrator, she served as a board member and advisor to numerous organizations. She was also a jury member of the 2001 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Brian Lane( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 35 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 Ernesta G. Procope( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 35 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 David Holliman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 35 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
 
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