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HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection)

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Works: 2,958 works in 2,970 publications in 1 language and 85,626 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 George Lewis( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 60 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 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Basketball player Ralph Sampson was born on July 7, 1960 in Harrisonburg, Virginia. He received his B.A. degree from the University of Virginia, where he played basketball. In college, Sampson won three Naismith Awards for National Player of the Year and two Wooden Awards. Sampson was the first pick in the 1983 NBA draft, and was drafted by the Houston Rockets. He went on to win NBA Rookie of the Year and became a four-time NBA All-Star, winning the title of MVP in the 1985 NBA All-Star Game. Sampson also played for the Golden State Warriors, the Sacramento Kings, and the Washington Bullets, but a chronic knee injury forced him into an early retirement in 1992. In 1996, he was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame. After retiring, Sampson focused on mentoring young athletes and running The Sampson Group, a consulting group he founded in 2005
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Shelley Stewart( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 58 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
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 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 Reverend Dr. H. Beecher Hicks, Jr( Visual )

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

Minister and activist Reverend Henry Beecher Hicks, Jr. was born on June 17, 1943 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Hicks graduated from Columbus East High School in 1960. In 1964, he earned his B.A. degree from University of Arkansas. He earned his masters of divinity in 1967 from Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School. From 1965 until 1968, Hicks served as senior minister at Second Baptist Church in Mumford, New York. In 1968, Hicks worked as training coordinator and field director of both the national and Rochester Urban Leagues. In 1968, he was named senior minister at Mount Ararat Baptist Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 1973, Hicks was the senior minister at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church of Christ in Houston, Texas. In 1977, he was called to pastor Metropolitan Baptist Church in Washington, DC. He retired in 2014 as pastor emeritus after nearly 37 years of service. Hicks authored five books
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 Willie L. Brown, Jr( Visual )

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

Opera singer Willie Brown, Jr. was born on August 17, 1930, in New Orleans, Louisiana. He received his B. A. degree in music education from Xavier University in 1957; his M. A. degree in musical performance from Governors State University in Illinois; and his Ph.D. degree in music from Faith College in Birmingham, Alabama. His college education was interrupted when he was drafted into the United States Army. His sang his first solo, Heaven’s Radio, in kindergarten. In the early 1960s, Brown was a guest soloist on NBC television’s Dave Garraway Show. Brown performed with the McLin Opera Company and the Light Opera Company. He performed more than two thousand times as the only African American professional with Chicago’s Lyric Opera Company. His musical repertoire included operatic arias in Italian, French and German and oratorio arias in Latin. Brown passed away on February 7, 2014 at age 83
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Richard Roper( Visual )

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

Government administrator Richard W. Roper was born on September 20, 1945 in Brunswick, Georgia. He received his B.A. degree in economics from Rutgers University in 1968, and his M.S. degree in public affairs from Princeton University in 1971. Roper began his career as legislative aide to the Mayor of Newark and later as director of the Office of Newark Metropolitan Studies. Roper went on to serve in several federal, state and local government positions, including as Special Assistant to the Secretary of Commerce in the Carter Administration, and as director of the Department’s Office of State and Local Government Assistance. Roper joined Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, serving from 1980 to 1992 in several public affairs positions. He also worked with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and was a senior fellow and New Jersey field research analyst at the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Cissy Houston( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 30 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 Ayoka Chenzira( Visual )

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

Art professor Ayoka Chenzira was born on November 8, 1953, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She studied film and photography at the College of New Rochelle in Westchester, New York. Chenzira received her M.A. degree in education from Columbia University and her B.F.A. degree in film production from New York University. She chaired the Department of Media and Communication Arts at the City College of New York, and co-created the City College of New York’s first M.F.A. in media arts production graduate program. She was the first William and Camille Cosby Endowed Professor in the Arts at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, where she served as creator and director of the Digital Moving Image Salon. She also created and co-directed Oral Narratives and Digital Technology, a joint venture between Spelman College and the Durham Institute of Technology. In 2014, she and her daughter released HERadventure, an interactive film and fantasy game, in 2014
The HistoryMakers video oral history with The Honorable Richard Arrington( Visual )

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

Mayor and academic administrator Richard Arrington Jr. was born on October 19, 1934 in Livingston, Alabama. He graduated from Fairfield Industrial High School in 1951 in Fairfield, Alabama. In 1955, Arrington received his B.S. in biology from Miles College in Fairfield. In 1957, he received his M.S. degree from the University of Detroit in Michigan, where he worked as a graduate assistant. He received his Ph.D. degree in zoology from the University of Oklahoma in Norman in 1966. At the urging of Miles College President Lucius Pitts, Arrington accepted an appointment as acting dean and director of the summer school. He was soon promoted to chair of the natural sciences department and then, dean of the college. In 1971, Arrington entered politics in a successful run for city council. Eight years later, he became the first African-American mayor of the city of Birmingham, Alabama. He served 20 years, from 1979 to 1999
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Annie Rosetta "Rose" Hall( Visual )

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

Educator Annie Rosetta “Rose” Hall was born on January 1, 1897, in Hardwick, Georgia, the fourth of five children of Mary and Milus Hall. She attended Snow Hill Institute in Alabama and the Forsyth Agricultural and Mechanical State School, where she received her teaching certificate. Her father died while the children were still young, so her mother worked to take care of them, insisting that they get an education. All of Hall’s siblings went to college or trade school. For fourteen years, Hall taught in schools throughout Baldwin County and Sparta, Georgia. She returned to her hometown to take a janitorial job in the Hardwick post office. She worked there for thirty-five years. In 1970, she retired at the age of eighty-one. Hall never married or had children. She passed away on January 1, 2004 at the age of 107
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Julianne Malveaux( Visual )

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

Community leader Julianne Malveaux was born on September 22, 1953 in San Francisco, California. She earned her B.A. degree in economics in 1974 from Boston College and her M.A. degree in 1975. Malveaux obtained her Ph.D. in economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1980. After completing studies at MIT, she returned to San Francisco working as an assistant professor at San Francisco University from 1981 to 1985. She then worked a visiting scholar and professor at University of California-Berkley from 1985 to 1992. Addressing issues of national affairs, the economy and the American workplace, more than twenty newspapers syndicated her weekly column. She also hosted a weekly radio talk show, Julieanne Malveaux’s Capitol Report. She was a frequent contributor to National magazines and newspapers including Essence magazine and USA Today. She appeared on many television shows. She was president and CEO of Last Word Productions, Inc., her own multimedia production company
The HistoryMakers video oral history with William Foster( Visual )

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

Academic administrator and band director William Patrick Foster was born on August 25, 1919, in Kansas City-Wyandotte, Kansas. He received his B.A. in music education from the University of Kansas in 1941, and his M.S. from Wayne State University in 1950. Foster earned his Ph.D. in education from Teachers College, Columbia University, in 1955. At age 17, Foster was director of an all-city band. After college, he taught at Lincoln University, Fort Valley State University and Tuskegee Institute before being hired by Florida A&M University in 1946. Foster became chairman of the music department and director of bands emeritus at Florida A&M University. He created the famed 329-piece Marching 100 Band and developed more than 200 halftime pageants. He revolutionized marching techniques and reshaped the world’s concept of marching bands. In 1998, he was elected to the National Band Association Hall of Fame. Foster passed away on August 28, 2010 at age 91
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Father George Clements( Visual )

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

Humanitarian Fr. George Clements was born in Chicago, Illinois January 26, 1932. After graduating from seminary and becoming ordained in 1957, Clements went to work in the Archdiocese of Chicago. In 1968, at a time when African American Catholics in Chicago were calling for a black priest, Clements was an ideal candidate. He became a full priest at Holy Angels Church in 1969. Clements used his pulpit to preach equality and justice, and sheltered members of the Black Panthers from police violence. In 1981, Clements became the first priest to adopt a child. His effort encouraged the adoption of African-American children. His One Church-One Child program resulted in the adoption of more than 100-thousand children in America. . He also founded One Church-One Addict and One Church-One Inmate initiatives that offered similar faith-based support for those in need. He received numerous honors. NBC made a film about him in 1987, The Father Clements Story
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Robert C. Hayden( Visual )

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

Educator Robert C. Hayden, Jr., was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts on August 21, 1937. After high school, he attended Boston University, earning his B.A. degree in 1959 and his master’s degree in education in 1961. From there, Hayden attended Harvard University and MIT, earning advanced certificates from both. After completing his master’s degree, Hayden worked as a science teacher until 1965. In 1973, he became the project director for the Educational Development Center where he remained for seven years. Hayden worked for the Boston Public Schools in 1982 where he was the executive assistant to the superintendent. In 1992, he became a lecturer at the University of Massachusetts-Boston. Hayden taught at numerous other schools in the Boston area, and served as a scholar-in-residence at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York. He authored sixteen books on African American history, and was a contributing author to numerous publications
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Harold Haizlip( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 30 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 Herman Russell( Visual )

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

Construction executive, civic leader and philanthropist Herman Russell was born in Atlanta on December 23, 1930. He learned the construction trade from his father, a plasterer. After his father's death in 1957, Russell took over the company and expanded it into a conglomerate. In 1963, he became the first black member, and later president, of the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. He also played a leading role in the modern civil rights movement, working very closely with the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. Russell served as a board member for various civic organizations, he founded the Herman J. Russell Entrepreneurial Scholarship Foundation. He has received numerous awards and recognitions. He and his wife, Otelia, resided in Atlanta and are parents of two sons and a daughter, executives with H. J. Russell & Co. Russell passed away November 15, 2014, at the age of 83
 
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