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Bieschke, Paul

Overview
Works: 89 works in 89 publications in 1 language and 2,407 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Oral histories  Internet videos 
Classifications: E185.97, 973.04960730092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Paul Bieschke
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Earl G. Graves, Sr( Visual )

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

Publisher Earl Graves was born on January 9, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York, growing up in a household of strong discipline and high expectations. He became an Army Green Beret leaving the rank of captain. Graves received his B.S. degree in economics from Morgan State University in 1958. Following a brief career as a real estate agent, Graves spent three years working with Senator Robert F. Kennedy. In the early 1970s, Graves decided to start a newsletter which would be the precursor to Black Enterprise magazine. Since founding Black Enterprise, Graves helped foster the growth of a vibrant African American business community. In 2006, his son, Earl “Butch” Graves, Jr. succeeded Graves in his post as chief executive officer of Earl Graves, Ltd., the corporation that published Black Enterprise. Graves authored the bestseller How to Succeed in Business Without Being White and received numerous awards for his business successes and civic contributions
The HistoryMakers video oral history with The Honorable Charles Morrow, III( Visual )

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

State representative Charles Gay Morrow III was born on July 21, 1956 in Chicago, Illinois. Morrow attended De La Salle High School and was an honor student despite suffering from a speech impediment. In 1974, he entered the Illinois Institute of Technology as one of only sixty-seven African American students. Upon graduation, Peoples Gas and the Coca-Cola Company hired Morrow where he worked for eighteen years. Morrow then joined the Metropolitan Sanitary District of Chicago, making him a viable political candidate. Morrow was elected to the Illinois House of Representatives in 1986 from the 26th District. Since then, Morrow acted as Chairman of the Appropriations-Public Safety Committee, Co-Chair of the Legislative Printing Unit and the Vice-Chairman of the Public Utilities Committee. On 1993, Charles Morrow married Sherri Harris. Morrow was also a participant in the National Conference of Black Legislators
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Oscar Brown, Jr( Visual )

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

Entertainer, music composer, and poet Oscar Brown, Jr., was born on October 10, 1926, in Chicago, Illinois. As an aspiring young playwright in 1960, Brown made an unprecedented two-hour appearance on NBC debuting the play he had written, Kicks & Company. Though the play never made it to Broadway, Brown had arrived. He began sharing the stage with such greats as Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane, Nancy Wilson and Cannonball Adderly. His London-based, two-hour, one-man show, "Oscar Brown, Jr. Entertains," led him to be hailed as a musical genius. He also made headlines with a project that worked effectively with local gang members, done in conjunction with his performance partner and wife, Jean Pace. Among their many discoveries were the Jackson Five. Brown composed several hundred songs and more than a dozen full-length feature pieces during his forty-year career. Oscar Brown, Jr. passed away on May 29, 2005 at age 78
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Val Gray Ward( Visual )

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

Artistic director, actress, and producer Val Gray Ward was born on August 21, 1932, in Mound Bayou, Mississippi, America's oldest living all-black town. As part of Chicago's activist Black Arts Movement, Ward founded the nonprofit Kuumba Theatre Company in 1968. The company dedicated its efforts to the revitalization of the black community through the arts. The Kuumba Theatre Company produced such plays as The Amen Corner by James Baldwin, Welcome To Black River by Samm Art Williams and Five On The Black Hand Side by Charles Fuller. Ward and the company received Emmy Awards for the PBS television production of Precious Memories: Strolling 47th Street in 1988. On college campuses here and abroad, Ward performed one-woman shows including Harriet Tubman by Francis Ward, Sister Son/Ji by Sonia Sanchez and I Am A Black Woman, featuring the poetry of Mari Evans
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Barbara Boyd( Visual )

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

Television reporter Barbara Boyd was born April 27, 1929, in Evanston, Illinois. She attended Evanston Township High School. She continued her studies at Roosevelt University and Columbia College, where she was introduced to the world of broadcast journalism. She settled in Indianapolis, and in 1969, Boyd joined the WRTV 6 News staff as a consumer reporter. Her early broadcasts of social and economic events earned her a devoted following. One of Boyd's groundbreaking features came from her hospital bed one week after she had a mastectomy. An active community leader, Boyd has been a member of the National Conference of Christians and Jews, the Indianapolis Association of Black Journalists, the NAACP, the March of Dimes Association, and the Indiana Make-A-Wish Foundation since 1996. In March 2000, Barbara Boyd was inducted into the Indianapolis Hall of Fame. In 2011, she became the first creative ambassador for IndyCreativeAging.com, a site promoting active lifestyles for seniors in Indiana
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Frank K. Ross( Visual )

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

Financial consultant Frank Kenneth Ross was born in 1943 on the island of St. Kitts. After his father died, he and his siblings moved to the United States to live with an uncle in Yonkers, New York. Ross commuted 2 hours a day from Yonkers to take business courses at Long Island University. Brooklyn. After graduating, Ross worked at the accounting firm of Peat Marwick Mitchell, now KPMG, in New York while continuing at Long Island University for his M.B.A. degree. In 1973, Ross started his own practice, Ross, Stewart & Benjamin, and obtained a significant client base in a short period of time. However, he was lured back to KPMG in 1976 and within a year, Ross was promoted to partner, transferring to the Washington, D.C. office in 1979. Ross served as the KPMG Managing Partner for the MidAtlantic and Office Managing Partner in the Washington, D.C. office
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Veronica Jones( Visual )

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

Entrepreneur Veronica Jones was born on October 3, 1946 in Camden, New Jersey. She attended Kent State University and the Laboratory Institute of Merchandising in New York City, anticipating entering the fashion industry. After graduation, Jones participated in Abraham & Straus' executive training program. She was promoted to buying positions at Gimbel's in New York and Joseph Magnin in San Francisco. She served as a vice president at both Gene Ewing Bis and Kenar Enterprises. She opened the Veronica Jones Showroom, selling to Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom's and other high-end department stores and boutiques across the country. Jones founded Grandview, an upscale women's clothing store in Nyack, New York. Established in 1987, Grandview helped to pioneer the revitalization of downtown Nyack's commercial strip. Jones mentored young people in the fashion industry through an organization called Fashion Outreach. In 2000, Jones opened a second store in the in Harlem
The HistoryMakers video oral history with William Warfield( Visual )

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

Opera singer and educator William Caesar Warfield was born on January 22, 1920 in West Helena, Arkansas. Warfield attended the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester, where he received his B.A. degree in music studies in 1942. He first acted in the Broadway show Call Me Mister, and was cast in 1948’s Set My People Free and 1950’s Regina. In 1950, Warfield was cast in the film adaptation of Show Boat and made his New York City Town Hall debut. In 1952, he starred in Porgy and Bess alongside his wife, opera legend Leontyne Price, and later toured internationally with the U.S. Department of State. Warfield also taught music at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the University of Texas at San Antonio, and Northwestern University. He received a 1984 Grammy Award in the spoken word category and served as president of the National Association of Negro Musicians. He passed away August 25, 2002
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Ernie Banks( Visual )

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

Baseball player Ernie Banks was born on January 31, 1931 in Dallas, Texas. At age seventeen, he signed up to play with a Negro barnstorming team. In 1953, the Chicago Cubs recruited Banks from the Negro League into the majors. He hit his first home run on September 20, 1953, beginning a long career as the Cubs' most beloved player. From 1955 to 1960, Ernie Banks hit more homeruns than anyone in the majors, finishing his career with five seasons of forty or more home runs. In 1959, he became the first player in league history to win consecutive Most Valuable Player trophies. Banks was the first Cub whose number was retired. In 1977, six years after his retirement, Ernie Banks was elected into the Hall of Fame. Banks was honored with a statue of his likeness at Wrigley Field. Banks passed away on January 23, 2015 at the age of eighty-four
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Bob Petty( Visual )

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

Broadcast journalist Bob Petty was born November 26, 1940, in Memphis, Tennessee. Beginning his broadcasting career at Arizona State University, he graduated with honors in 1970, and was recognized by the university for his outstanding contributions to the radio/television department. Petty's career at Chicago ABC affiliate WLS began in 1971 as a general assignment reporter. In 1975, he became a member of the station's Action 7 problem-solving unit. Moving to the anchor desk on its Saturday newscast, he also produced and hosted Weekend Edition from 1978 to 1983. Petty received several prestigious academic degrees and honors, including an Urban Journalism Fellowship at the University of Chicago shortly after graduating from Arizona State. In January 1979, he received his M.S. degree in communications from Governors State University. He was an honored member of the Cronkite Alumni Hall of Fame and a William Benton fellow in broadcast journalism at the University of Chicago in 1987
The HistoryMakers video oral history with The Honorable William Sylvester White( Visual )

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

Judge William Sylvester White was born in Chicago July 27, 1914. He attended law school at the University of Chicago after graduating from Hyde Park High School. Upon graduation, he was hired as the assistant U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, where he tried a myriad of cases and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. After fifteen years at this position, he became assistant state's attorney for Cook County. Interested in becoming a judge, White involved himself in local politics. His stellar performance earned him three separate appointments between 1961 and 1964. In 1990, he began his tenure as a Juvenile Court justice. His expertise in this area garnered him several awards and honors over the years. White also authored and co-authored several articles. White retired, living in Chicago and became one of the surviving members of the Golden Thirteen - the U.S. Navy's counterparts to the Tuskegee Airmen. Judge White passed away on February 16, 2004
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Edward "Buzz" Palmer( Visual )

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

Community activist Edward L. "Buzz" Palmer was born on May 13, 1936, in Chicago, growing up in the Englewood community. He attended Malcolm X College, Chicago State University, and the University of Illinois Circle Campus. After serving abroad in the U.S. Air Force, Palmer joined the Chicago Police Department in the 1960s. He founded the African American Patrolman's League. As a police officer, Palmer became active in the community, while developing an expertise in international urban affairs. He and his wife, former Illinois State Senator Alice Palmer, were committed to stimulating African American involvement and awareness of foreign policy issues. Palmer taught courses at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He served as adviser and confidant to several international policymakers. A member of the International Board of United Townships in Paris, he was also president of the Black Press Institute, director of the People's Program, and founder and executive director of Comprand
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Haki Madhubuti( Visual )

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

Author and publisher Haki Madhubuti was born Don Luther Lee on February 23, 1942 in Little Rock, Arkansas. He received a M.F.A. degree at Iowa Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa. He served in the U.S. Army from 1960 to 1963. Madhubuti was curator at DuSable Museum of African History in 1963. During his years at the museum, Madhubuti met prominent forces in the African American arts community. He was encouraged to publish a collection of his poetry. The result, Think Black, appeared in 1966 and was entirely self-published. After promising book sales, Madhubuti realized independent publishing could be attained. Madhubuti and two partners launched the “Third World Press” in the basement of his Chicago apartment with a mimeograph machine. He became a prominent African American author without relying on established publishing companies. Madhubuti served as director of the Gwendolyn Brooks Center at Chicago State University
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Eddie Thomas( Visual )

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

Music promoter Eddie Thomas was born November 5, 1931. He aspired to go to West Point Military Academy, but personal misfortune prevented him from doing so. While Thomas was holding two jobs, his life changed when two vocal groups asked him to manage them, the Roosters and the Impressions. The career of the Impressions skyrocketed with the release of their hit song "For Your Precious Love." Thomas also found and worked with singer Curtis Mayfield, with whom he enjoyed a long association. After having such hits as "Keep on Pushing," "Amen" and "It's All Right," they formed Curtom Records. It was one of the first record labels owned by an African American recording artist. In the mid-1970s, Thomas formed his own successful record promotion business – one of the largest companies in the Midwest. His clients included Ray Charles, Barry White, Quincy Jones, the Stylistics and Johnny Taylor
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Reverend Dr. Angelique Walker-Smith( Visual )

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

Minister and television host Reverend Dr. Angelique Walker-Smith, was born on August 18, 1958 in Cleveland, Ohio. As a child, she spent summers and holidays in rural Alabama with her family. After attending both public and private schools, Walker-Smith went to Kent State University, graduating with her B.S. degree in telecommunications. She decided to follow in her father's footsteps and entered Yale University Divinity School. Completing her M.A. degree in 1983 in divinity, Walker-Smith became the first African American woman to graduate from the Doctor of Ministry Program at Princeton Theological Seminary. Walker-Smith served as the executive director of the Church Federation of Greater Indianapolis. Walker-Smith lived in three African countries and traveled extensively throughout Africa and the world. Her journalism background served her well as the host of Faces of Faith on PAX Television Network, a co-host on the Hallmark Channel and a columnist for the Indianapolis Star-News
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Dr. Muriel Petioni( Visual )

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

Community leader and school physician Muriel Petioni was born on January 1, 1914. She spent her early childhood years in Trinidad and Tobago before moving with her family to Harlem, New York, where her father set up a private practice. In 1950, she established her own practice in the same office used by her father. She maintained her practice for forty years. Petioni served for thirty years as school physician in Central Harlem for the New York City Department of Health, as well as the supervising physician for Central Harlem and East Harlem from 1980 to 1984. In 1974, she founded the Susan Smith McKinney Steward Medical Society for Women, a professional association for black women physicians, continuing her interest in the advancement of women in medicine. She spent sixth decades of community health work in Harlem. Dr. Petioni passed away on December 6, 2011, at the age of 97
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Katherine Dunham( Visual )

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

Choreographer and anthropologist Katherine Dunham was born on June 22, 1909, in Chicago, Illinois. Her father was African American, while Dunham's mother was French-Canadian. Dunham became interested in dance at an early age but she did not seriously pursue a dance career until she was a student at the University of Chicago. Dunham began to study the African roots of dance and, in 1935, traveled to the Caribbean for field research. She returned to the United States in 1936, informed by new methods of movement and expression that she incorporated into techniques that transformed the world of dance. In 1940, she formed the Katherine Dunham Dance Company. Called the “Matriarch of Black Dance,” her groundbreaking repertoire combined innovative interpretations of Caribbean dances, traditional ballet, African rituals and African American rhythms to create the Dunham Technique. Katherine Dunham passed away on May 21, 2006 at age 96
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Renee J. Amoore( Visual )

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

Healthcare executive and nurse Renee J. Amoore was born on January 24, 1953, in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Amoore was trained at the Harlem School of Nursing and served as head emergency room nurse at Harlem Hospital. She earned her B.S. degree at Antioch College in 1979 and her M.S. degree in administration in 1982. In 1986, the Philadelphia Center for Developmental Services hired her as a program director. In 1988, Amoore was hired by Growth Horizons and worked there until 1996, becoming vice president and chief operating officer. Amoore founded a healthcare management and consulting firm, the Amoore Group, in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania in 1995. The company includes Amoore Health Systems, 521 Management Group, and Ramsey Educational and Development Institute. In 1992, she was elected to Pennsylvania’s Republican State Committee and became deputy chair in 1996. Amoore taught at Drexel University, Antioch University and Lincoln University
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Carrie L. Davis( Visual )

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

Entrepreneur Carrie L. Davis was born on May 24, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois and raised in Port Gibson, Mississippi. She earned her B. A. degree from Tougaloo College in Tougaloo, Mississippi in 1964 and her M.A.. degree in education from Northwestern University. She began her career as a teacher in Chicago, but soon pursued her passion for clothing and entrepreneurship. She opened Cari's Designer Fashions in 1988. In 1998, she closed the boutique and returned to education as administrator of the Head Start program in Chicago Schools. Davis was active in politics, raising funds for mayoral and senatorial races. She was a lifetime member of the NAACP and a member of Operation PUSH. She was also a founder of the Lake Shore Links and a member of the Chicago Art Institute, Tougaloo College Alumni and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. In 1999, she was elected to the Tougaloo Hall of Fame
The HistoryMakers video oral history with James Forman( Visual )

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

Activist James Forman was born on October 4, 1928, in Chicago, Illinois but spent much of his childhood with his grandmother on a farm in Marshall County, Mississippi. He graduated from Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois in 1957. During the late 1950s, Forman became involved in the civil rights movement, and in 1960, he joined the Congress of Racial Equality, providing relief services to sharecroppers in Tennessee who had been evicted for registering to vote. That same year, he met several of the Freedom Riders, who asked Forman to work with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. He served as SNCC’s executive secretary from 1964 to 1966, until he left SNCC in 1968 to assist in increasing the economic development opportunities for black communities. Remaining an activist, Forman served as president of the Unemployment and Poverty Action Committee. Forman passed away on January 10, 2005, at the age of 76
 
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