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HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection)

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Works: 3,058 works in 3,073 publications in 1 language and 126,016 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Oral histories  Internet videos  Biography  Concert films  Biographical films  Documentary films  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Television interviews 
Classifications: E185.97, 973.04960730092
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Most widely held works by HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection)
An evening with Quincy Jones( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 105 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 George Lewis( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corporate executive George Lewis was born on March 7, 1941 in Burgess, Virginia. After high school, Lewis enrolled in Hampton University. Making deliveries for his uncle’s restaurant, he overheard businessmen talking and decided to change his major to accounting, earning his B.S. degree in 1963. Later in 1968, he earned his M.B.A. degree from Iona College in New Rochelle, New York. Lewis’ first major job was General Foods Corporation as a sales analyst for Kool-Aid’s division in New York. He moved to W. R. Grace as a financial analyst in 1967. He was then hired by Phillip Morris as corporate analyst in 1968. Lewis rose through the ranks at Phillip Morris and its subsidiaries, and by 1985, became one of the highest-ranking blacks in finance. In 1997, Lewis became president and CEO of Phillip Morris Capital Company where he retired from in 2001. Lewis received many awards and was on several boards
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Shelley Stewart( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Businessman Shelley Stewart was born on September 24, 1934 in Birmingham, Alabama. He graduated from Rosedale High School in Birmingham. He enlisted in the United States Air Force, serving from 1952 to 1953. Stewart returned to Birmingham and spent the early part of his career as a widely recognized broadcast journalist on several radio stations. During the 1960’s, under the moniker Shelley the Playboy DJ, he used his voice in the media to broadcast coded messages to Birmingham, Alabama’s black listeners, providing information about civil rights protests, meetings and other events. Eventually, Stewart purchased a radio station and co-founded a marketing and advertising firm, called O2Ideas, one of the largest minority-owned marketing and advertising firms in the country. In 2007, he established the Mattie C. Stewart Foundation. He sold O2Ideas to four members of the firm’s management team in 2015
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Ralph Sampson( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 86 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 86 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 58 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 Chuck Stone( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor and newspaper columnist Chuck Stone was born Charles Sumner Stone, Jr. on July 21, 1924 in St. Louis, Missouri. After graduating from high school, he earned his A.B. degree from Wesleyan University in 1948 and his M.A. degree from the University of Chicago in 1951. He was a navigator in the Tuskegee Airmen. Stone was editor of the New York Age, the Washington Afro-American and the Chicago Defender and served as Special Assistant to Congressman Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. From 1972 to 1991, Stone was political columnist and Senior Editor at the Philadelphia Daily News. He was founding President of the National Association of Black Journalists and the first host of PBS’s Black Perspectives On The News. He served as the Walter Spearman Professor in the School of Mass Communications at the University of North Carolina until 2005. Stone passed away in 2014 at the age of 89
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Terry Jones( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 44 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 Arthur Mitchell( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dancer, choreographer and artistic director Arthur Mitchell was born on March 27, 1934 in Harlem, New York. After graduating from the High School of Performing Arts in Manhattan in 1952, he received scholarships to the Dunham School and School of American Ballet. He danced in Broadway’s House of Flowers, and became the first African American permanent member of a major ballet company, the New York City Ballet (NYCB) when he performed in Western Symphony in 1955. George Balanchine choreographed Agon pas de deux, the first interracial duet in American ballet, for Mitchell and Diana Adams in 1957. Mitchell performed in numerous NYCB productions, including A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Bugaku. In 1969, Mitchell and Karel Shook co-founded Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH), the first black classical ballet company, producing well-received ballets such as Dougla, The Firebird, and Creole Giselle. In 2015, Columbia University acquired Mitchell’s archives, its first major dance collection
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Reverend Dr. Latta Thomas( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chaplain professor Reverend Dr. Latta Roosevelt Thomas was born on October 12, 1927, in Union, South Carolina. He earned an A.A. degree from Friendship College in Rock Hill, South Carolina, in 1949. Thomas was salutatorian of his class at Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina, in 1951, where he received his B.A. degree. He earned his B.Div. degree from Colgate Rochester Seminary in 1955 and an S.T.M. degree from Andover Newton Theological Seminary in 1966. Thomas returned to South Carolina and taught at Benedict College, in addition to serving as pastor of Second Calvary Baptist Church in Columbia for more than twenty years. Thomas earned a D.Min. degree from Andover Newton in 1973. Thomas published numerous articles and two books. As a member of the Progressive National Baptist Convention, and the NAACP, Thomas was past chairman of the South Carolina Academy of Religion
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Caroline Hunter( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 43 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 Allan Golston( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 43 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 Harold Haizlip( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 43 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 Robert Jackson( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 43 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 Florida Yeldell( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Florida Jackson Yeldell was born in Georgetown, South Carolina, on January 2, 1915. Yeldell went to boarding school at Morris College at fifteen and later earned her A.B. degree in English from the school in 1936. She then taught elementary school for two years. During the Great Depression, Yeldell received a scholarship to attend Howard University, where she received her M.A. degree in history in 1941. After World War II, Yeldell began teaching at colleges in Texas with her longest stint at Prairie View A&M teaching Western civilization, U.S. history and social studies. She retired from the school in 1979 and ten years later moved back to her childhood home in South Carolina. In her retirement, Yeldell was active in volunteering and teaching about the life of blacks in Georgetown County. She passed away on May 25, 2006
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Reverend Dr. Jim Holley, Jr( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 43 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 Cissy Houston( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 43 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 Reverend Dr. C.T. Vivian( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civil rights leader and minister Reverend C.T. Vivian was born in Howard County, Missouri in 1924. After growing up in Macomb, Illinois, and attending Western Illinois University, he took part in his first sit-ins in Peoria, Ill in 1947. In 1959, while attending seminary at American Baptist College in Nashville, Tenn., Vivian, with the Student Central Committee, approached Nashville Mayor Ben West and made him admit segregation was wrong. He was made a leader of the SCLC in the early 1960s, and in 1965 made national news when Selma Sheriff, Jim Clark, attacked him during a peaceful voter registration drive. Vivian also authored the first book on the modern Civil Rights Movement, Black Power and the American Myth, in 1969. He was the founder of BASIC, Black Action Strategies and Information Center, a workplace consultancy on race relations and multicultural training. In 1999, he turned over leadership of BASIC to one of his sons
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Melissa Harris-Perry( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Melissa Victoria Harris-Perry was born on October 2, 1973 in Seattle, Washington. Harris-Perry received her B.A. degree in English from Wake Forest University in 1994 and her Ph.D. degree in political science from Duke University in 1999. She also studied theology at Union Theological Seminary in New York. Harris-Perry first taught at the University of Chicago and Princeton University. In 2011, she was hired as a professor of political science at Tulane University where she founded the Anna Julia Cooper Project on Gender, Race, and Politics in the South. In 2012, she became host of the “Melissa Harris-Perry” show on MSNBC. In July of 2014, Harris-Perry was named the presidential chair professor of politics and international affairs at Wake Forest University. Her books include the award-winning Barbershops, Bibles, and BET: Everyday Talk and Black Political Thought, and Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Eloise Demaris Hughes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 43 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
 
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