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Burghelea, Neculai

Overview
Works: 189 works in 190 publications in 1 language and 5,529 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 Lynn Nottage( Visual )

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

Playwright Lynn Nottage was born on November 2, 1964 in Brooklyn, New York. She graduated from New York’s High School of Music and Art in Harlem where she earned her diploma in 1982. That same year, she enrolled at Brown University where she received her B.A. degree in 1986. Nottage continued her studies, receiving her M.F.A. degree in playwriting at Yale School of Drama in 1989. In 1993, her short play Poof! premiered at the Actors Theater in Louisville, Kentucky where it won the Heideman Award. In 1996, the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago produced her play, Crumbs from the Table of Joy, in its family outreach series. In, 2003, her drama, Intimate Apparel, won the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards, the Francesca Primus Prize and the Steinberg Award. Nottage’s plays were produced worldwide
The HistoryMakers video oral history with The Honorable Basil Paterson( Visual )

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

Government appointee, lawyer, and state senator Basil Paterson was born on April 27, 1926 in Harlem, New York. He received his B.S. degree in biology in 1948 from St. John’s University; his J.D. degree from St. John’s Law School in 1951. A stalwart of New York politics, Paterson was elected to the New York State Senate in 1965. In 1978, Mayor Ed Koch appointed him as Deputy Mayor of Labor Relations and Personnel. Governor Hugh Carey appointed him to the position of New York Secretary of State in 1979 making him the first African American to hold that position. In 1989, he became a commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, a position he held until 1995. Practicing law at the law firm of Meyer, Suozzi, English and Klein, he was co-chair of the firm’s labor practice. Paterson passed away on April 16, 2014, at the age of 87
The HistoryMakers video oral history with R. Gregory Christie( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 30 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 Bishop Barbara Harris( Visual )

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

Bishop Barbara Clementine Harris was born on June 12, 1930 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Philadelphia High School for Girls in 1948 and attended the Charles Morris Price School of Advertising and Journalism. Harris also studied at Villanova University and the Episcopal Divinity School. In 1958, she became the president of Joseph Baker and Associates, a black-owned public relations firm. Harris was a member of the Episcopal Society for Cultural and Racial Unity, Union of Black Episcopalians, and the Pennsylvania Prison Society. She volunteered with Delta Ministries in Greenville, Mississippi, in 1964. Harris was ordained in 1980 and served as priest of St. Augustine of Hippo Church and chaplain of Philadelphia County Prison. In 1984, she was appointed executive director of the Episcopal Church Publishing Company. Harris became the first woman bishop in the Anglican Communion when she was ordained the Bishop Suffragan of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts in 1989
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Ilyasah Shabazz( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 30 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 Dr. Mildred Jefferson( Visual )

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

Surgeon Mildred Fay Jefferson was born on April 4, 1926 in Pittsburg, Texas. She attended schools in East Texas and entered Harvard Medical School in 1947 after receiving her B.A degree summa cum laude from Texas College in Tyler, Texas. She earned her M.S. degree from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. Jefferson became the first African American woman to graduate from Harvard Medical School in 1951. She was the first woman surgical intern at Boston City Hospital and the first woman admitted to membership in Boston Surgical Society. After her Harvard graduation, Jefferson was hired as a general surgeon with Boston University Medical Center and an assistant clinical professor of surgery at Boston University Medical School. Jefferson was past president of Value of Life Committee of Massachusetts. She was active with the American Life League and Americans United for Life Legal Defense Fund. Jefferson passed away on October 18, 2010 at age 84
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Kevin Clash( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 30 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 Deborah Roberts( Visual )

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

Television news reporter and correspondent Deborah Ann Roberts was born on September 20, 1960 in Perry, Georgia, and became one of the top black women in broadcast journalism. She earned her B.A. degree in journalism from the University of Georgia. She worked in Georgia and Tennessee. In 1987, she moved to ABC’s Orlando, Florida affiliate, where she became a bureau chief, co-anchoring the weekend news, and serving as the station’s field anchor at NASA during shuttle launches. In 1990, Roberts began working for NBC News as a general assignment reporter. Two years later, she went to Barcelona to cover the Summer Olympics, winning a Sports Emmy. Roberts became a reporter for NBC’s news magazine Dateline. Staying on Dateline for three years, she moved to the show’s ABC rival, 20/20. She reported on a variety of topics there. Roberts lived in New York with her husband, NBC weatherman Al Roker, and their children
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 30 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 David Levering Lewis( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 30 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 Abiodun Oyewole( Visual )

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

Poet Abiodun Oyewole was born Charles Davis on February 25, 1948 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He attended a college in North Carolina where he earned his B.A. degree. He went on to earn his Ph.D. degree from Columbia University in New York City where he served as a faculty member. Oyewole was a founding member of the American musical spieling group, The Last Poets. On May 19, 1968, the anniversary of Malcolm X’s birthday, Oyewole and two others, David Nelson and Gylan Kain, read poetry in tribute to Malcolm X at a memorial for him, and the group was born. In 1970, The Last Poets were signed by jazz producer Alan Douglas and released their first album which includes their classic poem Niggers are Scared of Revolution. The Last Poets' spoken word albums foreshadowed the work of rap groups like Public Enemy and Dead Prez. The Last Poets performed at Lollapalooza in 1994
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Walter L. Gordon, Jr( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 30 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 Khephra Burns( Visual )

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

Author, fiction writer, and scriptwriter Khephra Burns was born Keith Burns on October 2, 1950, in Los Angeles, California. Burns earned his B.A. degree in English and drama from the University of California, Santa Barbara. In 1978, Burns joined the staff of WNET-13, the New York City PBS affiliate, as a writer and associate producer. Burns wrote one of the first series of salutes to outstanding African Americans to be televised for Black History Month. Burns is the author of several books including, Black Stars in Orbit, Mansa Musa, and Confirmation: The Spiritual Wisdom that has Shaped Our Lives, which he wrote with his wife, Susan Taylor. As a playwright, Harry Belafonte commissioned Burns to write Staggalee, a full-length stage drama. He also wrote African Odyssey, which premiered at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and Tall Horse, which premiered in New York City in 2005. It also played in South Africa
The HistoryMakers video oral history with James G. Potter( Visual )

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

Corporate lawyer James Potter was born August 1, 1957 in Muncie, Indiana but raised in Richmond, Indiana. Potter attended and graduated from Richmond High School in 1975 as the top male student. Graduating from the University of Chicago in 1978 and from Harvard Law School in 1982, Potter worked for the former Chicago law firm of Keck, Mahin and Cate in corporate and securities law. From 1989 to 1997, Potter served as chief legal officer of Prudential Direct, a business unit of Prudential Insurance that included Prudential Bank and Trust Company. Potter served as executive vice president, general counsel and secretary of Provident Mutual Life Insurance Company. In 1999, Potter joined the legal counsels of 500 major U.S. corporations in signing a document entitled, Diversity in the Workplace, A Call to Action. In 2001, Potter joined the Del Monte Foods Company and served as senior vice president and corporation counsel
The HistoryMakers video oral history with James H. Cone( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 30 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 Shirley Ann Jackson( Visual )

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

Physicist and university president Shirley Ann Jackson was born on August 5, 1946 in Washington, DC. Attending Roosevelt High School, she took accelerated math and science classes graduating as valedictorian in 1964. In 1973, Jackson graduated from MIT with her Ph.D. degree in theoretical elementary particle physics as the first African American woman to receive a Ph.D. in MIT’s history. Jackson became a research associate in theoretical physics at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. Jackson was appointed professor of physics at Rutgers University. In 1980, she became president of the National Society of Black Physicists. In 1985, Jackson was a member of the New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology. In 1995, she was appointed by President Bill Clinton to chair the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. In 1997, Jackson led the formation of the International Nuclear Regulators Association. In 1998, she was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame. She also served as president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Merton Simpson( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 30 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 Brian Lane( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 30 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 William M. Lewis, Jr( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 30 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
 
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