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HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection)

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Works: 2,958 works in 2,972 publications in 1 language and 102,447 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Oral histories  Internet videos  Biography  Documentary films  Concert films  Biographical films  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Television interviews 
Classifications: E185.97, 973.04960730092
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Most widely held works about HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection)
 
Most widely held works by HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection)
An evening with Quincy Jones( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A star-studded tribute and rare glimpse into the life of this prolific musician, through interviews with those who know him best. Features live performances by Lesley Gore, James Ingram, Bobby McFerrin, Herbie Hancock, and more
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Shelley Stewart( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corporate executive Shelley Stewart, Jr. was born on April 16, 1953 on Long Island, New York. He earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees in criminal justice from Northeastern University in 1975 and 1978, respectively, and his M.B.A. degree in business administration in 1990 from the University of New Haven. Stewart joined United Technologies in 1982, serving as director of worldwide sourcing, and held positions in operations and supply chain at Norden Systems, Hamilton Sunstrand, and UTC Corporate. He went on to serve as vice president of supply chain for Raytheon in 2000, and as senior vice president of supply chain at Invensys in 2002. He became senior vice president of operational excellence, chief procurement officer, and vice president of supply chain for Tyco Industries in 2003. Stewart joined E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company in 2012 as vice president of sourcing and logistics and chief procurement officer
The HistoryMakers video oral history with George Lewis( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trombonist and composer George E. Lewis was born on July 13, 1952 in Chicago, Illinois. At age nineteen, he joined the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) and studied at the association’s School of Music. He received his B.A. degree in philosophy from Yale University. Lewis wrote the computer software program “Voyager” to improvise with human musicians. In a 1993 recording of the same name, Lewis and saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell played duets with the computer. In 1991 he was named a Professor of Music, Critical Studies-Experimental Practice at UC-San Diego. Beginning in 2004, he served as a professor of music at New York’s Columbia University. He wrote numerous journal articles and one book on the AACM. Lewis was recognized with a 2002 MacArthur Fellowship and a 2015 Guggenheim fellowship. Lewis’ pieces have been performed extensively across North America, Europe, and Asia
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Ralph Sampson( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Educator Ralph Simpson was born on December 14, 1963 in Atlanta Georgia. He attended West Georgia College and received his B.A. degree in criminal justice in 1986. After graduation, Simpson worked for the Georgia State Department of Corrections. He then decided to become a teacher and returned to West Georgia College to pursue his M.A. degree in educational administration and supervision. In 1996, Simpson was promoted to assistant principal at Miller Grove Middle School and then assistant principal of discipline at Stone Mountain High School in 1998. In 2000, Simpson became the first African American principal in the history of Stone Mountain, Georgia. He earned his Ph.D. degree in educational leadership at the University of Sarasota, Florida in 2004. Simpson became the first principal of Miller Grove High School. He was active with the National Association of Educators, DeKalb Association of Secondary School Administrators, Georgia Association of Educators and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc
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
A conversation with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an intimate interview, Suzanne Malveaux talks with writer and scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. about growing up in West Virginia, as well as his career in academia and public television. In a scoop, Gates also shares his side of the story in the infamous arrest outside of his home in Cambridge, MA. and the 'beer summit' afterwards
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Terry Jones( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Business executive Terry Jones was born on January 23, 1947. He graduated from Trinity College with his B.S. degree in electrical engineering and earned his M.S. degree in computer science and biomedical engineering from George Washington University. After obtaining his M.B.A. degree from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration in 1972, Jones became co-founder and vice president of Kiambere Savings and Loan in Nairobi, Kenya. In 1977, he returned to the U.S. to join Syncom Inc. as vice president. Syncom invested in companies such as Black Entertainment Television (BET), Radio One Inc., TV One, and Iridium Satellite. Jones served as vice chairman and executive officer of Citi Group Global Investment Management and Citi Group Asset Management. Jones also directed Fox Entertainment Group and Cyber Digital Inc. He served as a board member for Delta Capital Corporation, Philip Morris Companies, Cornell University, Spelman College, and Howard University Entrepreneurial Leadership and Innovation Institute
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Cissy Houston( Visual )

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

Singer Cissy Houston was born Emily Drinkard on September 30, 1933 in Newark, New Jersey. From an early age, Houston sang quartet and jubilee gospel music with her siblings, performing as The Drinkard Singers at the 1957 Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island, releasing A Joyful Noise (1959), the first gospel album on a major label. In 1963, Houston made her solo debut, This Is My Vow, and formed The Sweet Inspirations. The group recorded Songs of Faith & Inspiration (1968), What the World Needs Now is Love (1968), Sweets for My Sweet (1969) and Sweet Soul (1970). Houston also sang back up for artists including Aretha Franklin. In 1970, after working with Elvis Presley, Houston released her debut solo LP, Presenting Cissy Houston (1970). Houston recorded three albums in the late 1970s. Mother of singer Whitney Houston, she won Grammy Awards for Face to Face (1996) and He Leadeth Me (1997)
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Caroline Hunter( Visual )

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

Educator and activist Caroline Hunter was born on September 5, 1946 in New Orleans, Louisiana. In 1968, she received her B.S. degree in chemistry from Xavier University. After graduation, Hunter was hired as a research chemist for the Polaroid Corporation in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In 1970, upon the discovery of her employer’s involvement in the South African apartheid system, she and her co-worker and future husband, Ken Williams, formed an anti-apartheid and boycott effort called the Polaroid Revolutionary Workers Movement (PRWM). In 1971, Polaroid fired both Hunter and Williams, but the PRWM movement continued. By 1977, Polaroid completely pulled its operations out of South Africa. Hunter earned her M.Ed. degree from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education and became assistant principal of the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School. She received the Rosa Parks Memorial Award from the National Education Association and co-founded the Ken Williams Memorial Scholarship Fund in memory of her late husband
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Chester Grundy( Visual )

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

Academic administrator Chester Grundy was born on August 22, 1947 in Louisville, Kentucky. He grew up in the city's California neighborhood and enrolled at the University of Kentucky where he graduated in 1969. Upon his father's death shortly afterwards, Grundy took a job with the university to help support his family. As director of the school's Office of African American Student Affairs, Grundy had responsibility for the creation of programs to bring African American culture to the campus. As interim vice president for student affairs at Kentucky State University, Grundy helped facilitate dialogue between the predominantly black school and the University of Kentucky. He was laid off in 2013, but promptly rehired after public protest. Outside of the university, Grundy co-founded the Roots & Heritage Festival and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Allan Golston( Visual )

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

Foundation executive Allan C. Golston was born on January 7, 1967 in Denver, Colorado. He received his B.S. degree in accounting from the University of Colorado, and later his M.B.A. degree from Seattle University. In 1989, Golston joined KPMG Peat Marwick as a senior auditor. In 1991, he moved to MIS, Inc. as director of business analysis and product development. He then joined the University of Colorado Hospital as its director of finance and controller in 1993. In 1997, he moved to Seattle, Washington, and became director of finance for Swedish Health Services. In 2000, Golston was approached by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and joined the organization as its chief financial and administrative officer. In October of 2006, he was named president of the United States Program for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Golston was a member of the 2011 class of Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Reverend Dr. Jim Holley, Jr( Visual )

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

Religious leader Reverend Dr. Jim Holley was born on December 5, 1943 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Holley received his B.S. degree and M.S. degree in international relations from Tennessee State University, his M.Div. degree from Chicago Theological Seminary, his Ph.D. degree in higher education from Wayne State University, and his D.Min. degree in economic development from Drew University. On June 9, 1972, Holley became pastor of Detroit’s Little Rock Baptist Church. In addition to his role as pastor, he served as Dean of the Ashland Theological Seminary, police commissioner, president of the Council of Baptist Pastors, president and CEO of Country Preacher Foods, Inc. He was named Michiganian of the Year by the Detroit News in 1990. He authored ten spiritually-focused books. In 2015, Holley stepped down as pastor of Detroit’s Little Rock Baptist Church when appointed by Mayor Mike Duggan to serve as Detroit’s director of community and civic affairs
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Audrey Grevious( Visual )

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

Civil rights activist and educator Audrey Grevious was born on September 30, 1930 in Lexington, Kentucky. After earning her B.A. degree from Kentucky State University and her M.A. degree from Eastern Kentucky University, Grevious began teaching. Much of her career was divided between serving as principal at Kentucky Village and teaching in the Fayette County School District. Grevious was also president of the Lexington NAACP during the height of the Civil Rights Movement. Under her leadership, the group organized protests in conjunction with the Congress on Racial Equality. After retiring from teaching, Grevious served on the boards of numerous organizations including The Humanitarium, a group devoted to celebrating culture and diversity. She also remained an active member of the NAACP. She passed away on January 6, 2017 at age 86
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Imam Vernon Fareed( Visual )

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

Religious and civic leader Vernon M. Fareed was born on December 31, 1953, in Norfolk, Virginia. At the age of eighteen, Fareed joined the Nation of Islam and converted to Islam from Christianity. In 1983, he began writing as a columnist for the New Journal and Guide newspaper. Fareed served as manager and president of Salaam Investment Group, LLC. By 1976, Fareed earned the title of Imam at Masjid William Salaam. He received his honorary doctorate degree from Bishop Jessie Featherston at Trinity Mission University in 1997. He received the National Humanitarian Award for his community work and involvement from the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities in 2006. He became chair of the Tidewater Chapter of the VCIC in 2007, and sat on the state board. In 2005, Imam Fareed became the first Muslim of African-American descent to offer the invocation for the Virginia State Senate
The HistoryMakers video oral history with The Honorable Royce West( Visual )

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

Politician and lawyer Royce West was born on September 26, 1952 in Annapolis, Maryland. West attended the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received both his B.A. and M.A. degrees in sociology. He went on to receive his J.D. degree in 1979 before working in the Dallas County District Attorney’s office. While there, he became Texas’ first African American chief felony prosecutor. Beginning in 1993, West served in the Texas Senate representing the 23rd District, Dallas County. He was a member of Senate committees on Education, Finance, Health and Human Services, Higher Education, and served as Chair of Intergovernmental Relations. In 1994, West created the One Community-One Child Program, designed to increase both performance and attendance of students in school. That same year, he became the managing partner of West & Associates, a legal firm in Texas. West held Honorary Doctor of Law degrees from Paul Quinn College and Huston-Tillotson College
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Robert Jackson( Visual )

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

Politician Robert Jackson was born on December 18, 1950 in New York City. In 1975, he graduated from the State University of New York at New Paltz. Jackson was elected to New York City’s Community School Board 6 in 1986. As president of the board in 1991, Jackson co-founded the Campaign for Fiscal Equity which sued the state over inadequate school funding in the landmark case Campaign for Fiscal Equity, Inc. v. State of New York (1995). In 2001, Jackson was elected to the New York City Council, serving until 2013, representing Washington Heights and parts of Harlem. Jackson continued to advocate for public education as chair of the education committee. Jackson was the sole Muslim member of the city council during his tenure. In 2003 and 2011, Jackson led two 150-mile protest marches from New York City to Albany, New York to publicize the underfunding of New York schools
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Eloise Demaris Hughes( Visual )

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

Dancer Eloise Demaris Hughes was born in Mobile, Alabama, on February 1, 1916, and moved with her family to Chicago where she graduated from Wendell Phillips High School. She became a dancer and between 1934 and 1944 performed at Club DeLisa where she met starts like George Raft. Hughes danced with legendary tap dancer Bill "Bojangles" Robinson and worked with various other well-known performers. She traveled across the country, performing at the Apollo Theater in New York City in 1935 and dancing in California in 1937. It was on the West Coast that she met Nat King Cole and his wife, Nadine. They became close friends. In 1999, she attended the William Christopher Handy Music Festival in Florence, Alabama, where she took home top honors in the "Street Strut" contest. In 2000, she returned to become the festival's first female Grand Marshall, or "Grand Oobeedoo." Hughes was married to Leon Leonard Hughes
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Harold Haizlip( Visual )

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

Educator Harold C. Haizlip was born in 1935, in Washington, D.C. Haizlip graduated from Amherst College with honors with his B.A. degree in Latin, Greek and classical philology. He went on to earn his M.A. degree in teaching and his Ph.D. degree in education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Upon graduation, Haizlip worked as education director at Action for Boston Community Development and as associate director of educational planning at Basic Systems, Inc. before being hired as headmaster of the New Lincoln School in New York City. In 1971, Haizlip was appointed Commissioner of Education for the U.S. Virgin Islands for St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John. From 2000 to 2002, he served as the executive director of the “I Have A Dream” Foundation of Los Angeles and Pasadena, California. In 2003, Haizlip was appointed executive director and corporate consultant for the After School Arts Program of LA’s BEST
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Harrison B. Wilson( Visual )

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

University president and college basketball coach Harrison B. Wilson was born on April 21, 1925 in Amsterdam, New York. After serving two and a half years in the Navy from 1945-1947, Wilson received his B.S. degree from Kentucky State University in 1949. He received his M.A. degree and his D.H.S. degree in health science and administration from Indiana University. From 1951 to 1967, Wilson worked as a professor, administrator and coach at Jackson State College. In 1967, Wilson became Department Chair and Professor of Health and Physical Education at Tennessee State University in Nashville, Tennessee. After working at Fisk University as the assistant to the president for several years, he was hired as president of Norfolk State University in Virginia from 1975 to 1997. Upon his retirement, Dominion Energy Company named Wilson as an honoree in their Strong Men & Women, Excellence in Leadership series
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Bill Duke( Visual )

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

Film director and actor Bill Duke was born William Henry Hudson Duke, Jr. on February 26, 1943, in Poughkeepsie, New York. Duke began his career as an actor, initially in small theaters of New York City performing in such plays as LeRoi Jones' Slave Ship and Melvin Van Peebles’ musical Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death. Duke's most prominent and critically acclaimed television work has been as a director of teleplays for the PBS series American Playhouse including The Killing Floor, A Raisin in the Sun, and The Meeting, a 90-minute drama that depicted an imaginary meeting between Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X. Duke directed his first feature film in 1990, a film adaptation of Chester Himes' novel A Rage in Harlem. Duke went on to direct a number of other films including Deep Cover, Sister Act 2, Hoodlum and Deacons for Defense
 
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