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Burghelea, Neculai

Overview
Works: 189 works in 190 publications in 1 language and 5,481 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Oral histories  Internet videos 
Classifications: E185.97, 973.04960730092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Neculai Burghelea
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

Art collector and investment executive E.T. Williams was born on October 14, 1937 in Brooklyn, New York. Williams attended Brooklyn College and received his B.A. degree in economics in 1960. His professional career in finance began in 1968, joining the Maryland National Bank. In 1971, he returned to New York City, joining Chase Manhattan and working in institutional banking as a lending officer. Williams left banking in 1982 to become the Chairman of the Board and Head of the Fordham Hill Project, the largest eviction co-op conversion in the history of New York City. He retired in 1992 becoming Chief Executive Officer of Elnora, Inc., a private family investment company he started that holds and manages family assets including African American art, real estate, and investment portfolios. Williams owned the estate of Hale Woodruff and donated a sizeable portion of it to the Studio Museum in Harlem and other museums
The HistoryMakers video oral history with R. Gregory Christie( Visual )

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

Artist Richard Gregory Christie was born July 26, 1971, in Plainfield, New Jersey. He earned his B.F.A. degree from the School for Visual Arts in New York City in 1993. He demonstrated his talents for art at an early age. The Star Ledger published his first illustration in the summer of 1990. In 1994, he illustrated the album cover of Justice System’s Summer in the City. Soon, his work was gracing the covers of jazz labels from all over the world, including Joe Sample’s Old Places Old Faces and George Benson’s A Song for my Brother. In 1996, he worked as the illustrator for Lucille Clifton’s The Palm of My Heart; Poetry by African American Children. The book won a Coretta Scott King Award honor from the American Library Association and a Reading Magic Award from Parenting magazine. Christie was also a regular contributor The New Yorker magazine
The HistoryMakers video oral history with David Levering Lewis( Visual )

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

Historian and professor David Levering Lewis was born on May 25, 1936 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Attending schools in Arkansas, Ohio and Georgia, Lewis graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee in 1956. Lewis received his M.A. degree in history from Columbia University in 1959. Earning his Ph.D. degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1962, Lewis taught at a number of schools including Howard and Harvard Universities. Joining Rutgers University in 1985, he became the Martin Luther King, Jr., Professor of History. In 2003, Lewis was appointed Julius Silver Professor at New York University. Lewis authored several books and won two Pulitzer Prizes for his biographies of W.E.B. DuBois. He was also awarded the Bancroft Prize and the Francis Parkman Prize in 1994. A former president of the Society of American Historians, Lewis sat on the board of the NAACP’s The Crisis magazine
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Simon Estes( Visual )

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

Opera singer Simon Estes was born on March 2, 1938, in Centerville, Iowa. Estes was the youngest of three siblings. Raised in a spiritually-centered family, Estes sang in his church choir as a young boy and continued throughout his youth. Estes began his university career as a pre-med student in 1957, at the University of Iowa. Upon graduating from the University of Iowa, Estes enrolled in the Julliard School of Music in 1964. In 1965, Estes made his professional debut at the Deutsche Opera in Berlin in the role of Ramfis in Aida. Some of his most memorable operatic performances have been performing for Archbishop Desmond Tutu in Cape Town, South Africa, and in the Flyin Dutchman and Porgy and Bess. Estes worked also as a voice, humanities, and foreign language professor at Iowa State University, Boston University, and Wartburg College. He is married to Ovida Strong
The HistoryMakers video oral history with The Honorable Jolette Westbrook( Visual )

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

Lawyer and government administrator Jolette Ann Westbrook was born on December 10, 1956 in Buffalo, New York. Westbrook attended St. Joseph’s High School and graduated in 1974. At Russell Sage College, Westbrook graduated with her B.S. degree in criminal science in 1978. She attended Northeastern University Law School and earned her J.D. degree in 1981. In 1982, Westbrook joined the Supreme Judicial Court Bar and began working for the National Institute for Paralegal Studies as an instructor. She joined the firm of Dawkins and Quarles in 1983 and in 1985 handled over 200 tax cases for the Massachusetts Division of Employment Security. Westbrook became managing attorney for the Southeastern Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation. From 1991, Westbrook worked at the Department of Public Utilities and was the Director of the Energy Facilities Siting Division of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In 2005, she was appointed a member of the Massachusetts Judicial Nominating Committee
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Merton Simpson( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 29 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 29 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 Kevin Clash( Visual )

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

Puppeteer Kevin Clash was born September 17, 1961, in Dundalk, Maryland. Clash was inspired by Sesame Street to create his own puppets. His first work on television was for a show entitled Caboose. In 1979, Clash became a puppeteer for Captain Kangaroo, a role he would perform until 1985. Clash joined the cast of The Great Space Coaster in 1981. In 1984, Clash began working full time for Sesame Street, and in that same year Clash created the popular Elmo character. He became a puppeteer for a variety of Jim Henson projects in the late 1980s, including The Jim Henson Hour, Muppet Time and Dog City. The following year, Clash portrayed the character Splinter in the film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. In 1990, Clash won the first of nine Daytime Emmy Awards for his work on Sesame Street. In 2006, Clash released a biography entitled, My Life as a Furry Red Monster
The HistoryMakers video oral history with William M. Lewis, Jr( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 29 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 Rita Frances Dove( Visual )

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

Poet Rita Dove was born in 1952, in Akron, Ohio. She served as poet laureate of the United States from 1993 to 1995. She was the author of many collections of poetry, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Thomas and Beulah in 1986, and Santa Mullattica in 2009. She is also the author of Fifth Sunday, a book of short stories; the novel Through the Ivory Gate; and the play The Darker Face of the Earth, which has been staged at many theaters including the Kennedy Center and the Royal National Theatre in London. Her song cycle Seven for Luck, with music by John Williams, debuted at Tanglewood in 1998. Dove worked as a commonwealth professor of English at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Besides her Pulitzer Prize, Dove’s many literary and academic honors include the 1996 Heinz Award and the 1996 National Humanities Medal from President William J. Clinton
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Lez Edmond( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 29 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 Brian Lane( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 29 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 Lewis Myers( Visual )

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

Actor Lou Leabengula Myers was born on September 26, 1935 in Laing, West Virginia. Myers earned his B.A. degree in sociology from West Virginia State University. In 1968, he was cast in the Negro Ensemble Company’s The Blacks: A Clown Show and was understudy to Lou Gossett, Jr. In 1976, Myers was cast in The First Breeze of Summer, and in the 1980s, he was featured in many of August Wilson’s plays, including Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Fences and The Piano Lesson. Myers gained notoriety for his role as “Mr. Gaines” in the Cosby Show spinoff, A Different World from 1988 to 1993. Among his movie credits are: How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998), The Fighting Temptations (2003), and Lackawanna Blues (2005). Myers won an NAACP Image Award for his role as the stool pigeon in August Wilson’s play, King Hedley II. Myers passed away on February 20, 2013 at age 77
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Walter L. Gordon, Jr( Visual )

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

Lawyer Walter L. Gordon Jr. was born on June 22, 1908 in Santa Monica, California. He graduated from Ohio State University with both his B.A. and J.D. degrees. In 1936, when the Los Angeles legal system was plagued by segregation, Gordon became one of the city’s first African American attorneys when he established his law practice in the same facility as one of Los Angeles’ oldest African American publications, The California Eagle. As a neighbor of the newspaper, he began collecting photographs given to him by the newspaper’s editor. Gordon amassed a photograph collection including valuable photographs of the Langston Law Club, composer Count Basie and musician Louis Armstrong. In 2003, he was awarded the Shattuck-Price Outstanding Lawyer Award from the Los Angeles County Bar Association. In 2004, he retired after over sixty years of practicing law. Gordon passed away on April 16, 2012 at age 103
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Lorenzo Morris( Visual )

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

Professor Lorenzo Morris was born on October 27, 1946 in Poughkeepsie, New York. After high school, Morris entered Fisk University before continuing his studies at Oberlin College and Yale University. He attended the University of Chicago earning his Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in political science. He taught at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was a Brookings Institution research fellow and worked as a senior fellow at the Institute for the Study of Educational Policy. Morris chaired the Political Science Department at Howard University, and was an author and consultant on international and public policy and electoral issues. Morris served as a commentator for television and radio and authored books and journal articles. He acted as co-director of the Census Information Center at Howard University, served as president of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists and was vice-chair of the University Senate and president of Phi Beta Kappa at Howard University
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Dr. George Clayton Branche, Jr( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 29 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 The Honorable Deborah A. Batts( Visual )

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

U.S. District Court Judge Deborah A. Batts was born on April 13, 1947 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She earned her B.A. degree in government from Radcliffe College in 1969; and graduated from Harvard Law School in 1972. Batts then worked at the corporate law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore before becoming an assistant U.S. attorney for the southern district of New York in 1979. In 1984, she became the first African American faculty member at Fordham University’s School of Law. In 1994, Batts was named U.S. district judge for the Southern District of New York by President Clinton. She oversaw a number of high profile cases, including the trial of al-Qaeda co-founder Mamdouh Mahmud Salim and the widely publicized case against EPA Chief Christine Todd Whitman. Batts is active in the New York City Bar Association, Metropolitan Black Bar Association and Lesbian and Gay Law Association of Greater New York
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe( Visual )

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

Photographer and civic activist Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe was born on July 9, 1951 in Chicago, Illinois. She graduated from Longwood Academy in 1969. Moutoussamy-Ashe attended the College of New Rochelle in New York and graduated with her B.F.A. degree from Cooper Union in 1975. In 1977, Moutousamy-Ashe married tennis legend, Arthur Ashe. She published her photo documentary, Daufuskie Island in 1981. In 1988, Arthur Ashe contracted the HIV virus from a contaminated blood transfusion. Moutoussamy-Ashe’s 1993 photography book, Daddy and Me illustrates the love between Ashe and his young daughter, Camera. In 1993, Moutoussamy-Ashe published Viewfinders: Black Women Photographers covering the years 1839 to 1985. Moutoussamy-Ashe was director of Arthur Ashe Endowment for the Defeat of AIDS and chairperson of Arthur Ashe Foundation. Her book of photographs, The African Flower: The Singing of Angels was published in 2001. That same year, she hosted the documentary, Crucible of the Millennium broadcast nationwide by PBS
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Ilyasah Shabazz( Visual )

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

Author Ilyasah Shabazz was born in July 1962, the third eldest daughter of Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz. She was nearly three years old when her father was assassinated on February 21, 1965 at the Audubon Ballroom. In 1979, Shabazz graduated from The Masters School, a boarding school in Dobbs Ferry, New York. She received her B.S. degree in biology from the State University of New York in New Paltz in 1983 and her M.S. degree in education and human resource development from Fordham University in New York. Shabazz wrote an autobiography in 2002, Growing up X, a coming of age story as well as a tribute to her parents. In 2005, she worked with a team from Columbia University to open the Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz Memorial and Education Center at the Audubon. She also worked as director of public affairs and special events for the city of Mount Vernon
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Ernesta G. Procope( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 29 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
 
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