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Hamilton, Racine Tucker

Overview
Works: 103 works in 103 publications in 1 language and 2,943 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Oral histories  Internet videos 
Classifications: E185.97, 973.04960730092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Racine Tucker Hamilton
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Janet Langhart Cohen( Visual )

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

Broadcaster and producer Janet Leola Floyd Langhart Cohen was born December 22, 1941, in Indianapolis, Indiana. She attended Butler University. In 1962, she began work as a model for Ebony Fashion Fair and Marshall Fields department store in Chicago. She began her twenty five-year television career as a weather reporter on WBBM-TV in Chicago. At WCVB-TV in Boston, she co-hosted the morning program Good Day! In New York, she co-anchored 9 Broadcast Plaza on WOR-TV. Cohen was a contributor on Entertainment Tonight and Black Entertainment Television (BET). Cohen also had temporary overseas assignments, covering news events in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. In 1996, she married William Cohen who was U. S. Secretary of Defense in the Clinton administration. During his tenure, Janet Langhart Cohen created a weekly television program for the Armed Forces Network. In 2004, Cohen authored From Rage to Reason: My Life in Two Americas
The HistoryMakers video oral history with King V. Cheek, Jr( Visual )

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

College president King Virgil Cheek was born on May 26, 1937, in Weldon, North Carolina. He earned his B.A. degree in economics from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine in 1959; his M.A. degree from the University of Chicago in 1967; and his J.D. degree from the University of Chicago in 1969. Cheek was a college dean and vice president at Shaw University in North Carolina. In 1969, he was appointed president of Shaw. He was then named president of Morgan State University in Baltimore, where he worked until 1974. He became vice president of the Union for Experimenting Colleges and Universities, later serving as its president from 1976 to 1978. Cheek developed the Center for Leadership and Career Development in Washington, D.C. He served in a number of posts at New York Institute of Technology. Cheek also worked to launch non-traditional medical schools in Africa, Asia and Europe
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 George Haley( Visual )

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

Attorney and government appointee George Haley was born on August 28, 1925 in Henning, Tennessee, the brother of Pulitzer prize-winner Alex Haley. In 1943, he graduated from Bordentown High School, a military boarding school in New Jersey. After receiving his law degree from University of Arkansas in 1952, he joined the firm of Stevens Jackson in Kansas. Haley served as deputy city attorney from 1954 to 1964. He was elected as a Kansas State Senator, serving in that capacity from 1964 to 1968. In 1969, he was appointed chief counsel of the Urban Mass Transportation Administration by President Richard Nixon. From 1973 to 1976, he served as associate director for equal employment opportunity at the United States Information Agency. In 1990, he was appointed chairman of the Postal Rate Commission. In 1998, Haley was named Ambassador to the Republic of The Gambia where he served until 2001. Haley passed away on May 13, 2015 at age 89
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Roy Lewis( Visual )

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

Photojournalist Roy Lewis was born on July 24, 1937 in Natchez, Mississippi. In 1956, he graduated from Sadie V. Thompson High School. After graduation, he joined relatives in Chicago and landed a job in the subscription department of Johnson Publishing. In 1960, he was drafted into the United States Army where he developed his talent as a photographer purchasing his first camera. His career as a photographer began when Jet magazine published his photograph of Thelonius Monk. In 1968, Lewis left Johnson Publishing and joined the staff at Northeastern University. His photo and video credits include: A Nation of Common Sense, When We Were Kings and Life magazine. Lewis published two books, River Road on the Mississippi, a pictorial book on African American culture along the Mississippi River and The Million Man March, a publication highlighting the events of that day. Lewis also contributed to the photo book Songs of My People
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Constance Berry Newman( Visual )

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

Cabinet appointee Constance Ernestine Berry Newman was born on July 8, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois. In 1956, she earned her B.A. degree in political science from Bates College, and in 1959, she earned her law degree from the University of Minnesota. Starting with the Interior Department in 1962, Newman worked for the Office of Economic Development, the Department of Health and Human Services and was appointed by President Nixon as director of VISTA. She became the director of the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the assistant director of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Newman also did private consultancy work, including a project for the World Bank in Lesotho, South Africa. In 1989, she served as director of the Office of Personnel Management for President George Bush. In 2001, Newman was sworn in as Assistant Administrator to Africa for USAID. In 2004, she was appointed Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs
The HistoryMakers video oral history with The Honorable Eric H. Holder, Jr( Visual )

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

Federal government appointee Eric Himpton Holder, Jr. was born on January 21, 1951 in the Bronx, New York. In 1969, he graduated from Stuyvesant High School. Holder received his B.A. degree in American history from Columbia University in 1973. He graduated from Columbia Law School in 1976. Holder worked for the U.S. Justice Department’s public integrity section from 1976 until 1988, when he was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to become an associate judge of the superior court of the District of Columbia. In 1993, Holder was nominated by President Bill Clinton to serve as the U.S. Attorney for Washington, D.C., becoming the first African American to serve in that position. In 1997, President Clinton appointed Holder as the first African American U.S. Deputy Attorney General, the number two position in the Justice Department. In 2008, President Barack Obama appointed Holder as the first African American Attorney General for the United States.
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Robert Stanton( Visual )

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

Federal government appointee Robert George Stanton was born on September 22, 1940 in Fort Worth, Texas. Earning his B. S. degree from Huston-Tillotson College in Austin, Texas, Stanton began graduate studies in 1963 at Boston University, returning to Huston-Tillotson as the director of public relations and alumni affairs from 1964 until 1966. Stanton joined the National Park Service in D.C. as a personnel management and public information specialist, becoming a management assistant in 1969. Appointed superintendent of St. Thomas Virgin Islands National Park in 1970, he served in several high-level positions in Atlanta and Washington, D.C. when in 1988, he was chosen by President Bill Clinton as the first African American to serve as director of the National Park Service. He supported increased staff diversity and programs insuring recognition of cultural and historic sites related to the contributions of minority peoples, also working to improve the agency’s public programs to better serve minority populations
The HistoryMakers video oral history with George Carruthers( Visual )

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

Astrophysicist and inventor George Robert Carruthers was born on October 1, 1939, in Cincinnati, Ohio. His father, a civil engineer died suddenly prompting Carruthers’ mother to move the family back to her native Chicago, Illinois. Carruthers earned his B.S. degree in aeronautical engineering, his M. S. degree in nuclear engineering, and his Ph.D. degree in aeronautical and nuclear engineering from the University of Illinois. In 1964, Carruthers joined the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C., focusing on far ultraviolet astronomy. His numerous inventions included the first moon-based observatory – the Far Ultraviolet Camera/Spectrograph used in the Apollo 16 mission. His work resulted in the first observation of molecular hydrogen in deep space. Carruthers helped create a program for high school students to work with scientists and received numerous awards and honors, including an Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal from NASA. In 2012, President Obama awarded him the National Medal of Technology and Innovation
The HistoryMakers video oral history with A. B. Spellman( Visual )

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

Educator and poet Alfred Bennett Spellman was born on August 12, 1935 in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. After high school, Spellman entered Howard University, earning his B.S. degree in political science in 1956. In 1959, Spellman began his writing career with Metronome and Downbeat magazines. In 1964, he published his only book of poetry, The Beautiful Days. In 1966, he published his first book, Four Lives in the Bee-Bop Business, and then toured the country with a group of black poets to several historically black colleges. Between 1969 and 1975, Spellman taught at several colleges, including Morehouse College, Emory University, Rutgers University, and Harvard University. In 1975, he began his long career with the National Endowment of the Arts, where he served as the deputy chairman for the Office of Guidelines, Panel and Council Operations
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Rachel Brown( Visual )

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

Educator Rachel Hall Brown was born on November 16, 1912, in Glen Burnie, Maryland. She graduated from Douglas High School in Baltimore in 1928. She earned a Teacher’s Certificate from Coppin State Normal School (later Coppin State University) in Baltimore 1930; her B. S. degree in education from Morgan State University in Baltimore in 1947; her M. A. degree in education from New York University in 1955. She began her teaching career in a two-room schoolhouse in Anne Arundel County. She was a teacher and administrator in several schools. She and her husband, Phillip L. Brown, Sr., launched an effort for equal pay for African-American teachers in Maryland. In 1966, the Browns advocated for the integration of Anne Arundel County Public Schools. She was also active in civic and volunteer organizations. She retired from the in 1973. Rachel Hall Brown passed away on April 12, 2012 at age 99
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr( Visual )

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

Nonprofit chief executive Benjamin Franklin Chavis, Jr. was born on January 22, 1948, in Oxford, North Carolina. He received his B.S. degree from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte; his M.Div. degree from Duke University; and his D.Min. degree from Howard University. In 1971, Chavis became program director of the United Church of Christ Commission for Racial Justice. In 1972, he and the “Wilmington 10” were convicted of conspiracy and arson. After serving nearly a decade in prison, the charges were overturned. In 1985, Chavis was named CEO of the UCC-CRJ. In 1993, he served as executive director and CEO of the NAACP. In 1995, he was appointed national director of the Million Man March and was later named East Coast Regional Minister of the Nation of Islam. In 2001, Chavis co-founded the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network. In 2014, he was elected interim president and CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Alyce Faye Wattleton( Visual )

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

Nonprofit executive and educator Alyce Faye Wattleton was born on July 8, 1943 in St. Louis, Missouri. In 1959, she earned her high school diploma from Calhoun High School in Port Lavaca, Texas. Wattleton received her B.S. degree in nursing from Ohio State University in 1964 and her M.S. degree in midwifery and maternal and infant health from Columbia University in 1967. Wattleton began her nursing career as an instructor at Miami Valley Hospital in Ohio, teaching nursing obstetrics and labor and delivery. In 1970, she was named executive director of the Dayton-Miami Valley chapter of Planned Parenthood. From 1978 until 1992, Wattleton served as president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. In 1995, she became president of the Center for the Advancement of Women. Wattleton was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in 1993, and in 1996, she published her memoir, Life on the Line
The HistoryMakers video oral history with George Russell( Visual )

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

Lawyer and political campaign manager George Levi Russell, Jr. was born on March 19, 1929 in Baltimore, Maryland. Earning his A.B. degree in economics from Lincoln University in 1950, he attended the University of Maryland, where he earned his law degree. In 1967, Russell became the first African American to sit on the Circuit Court in Maryland and the Appellate Court in the state. From 1968 to 1974, he was the first African American City Solicitor for Baltimore City. In 1982, he established Harbor Bank, and in 1986, merged his all black firm with a predominately white firm, Piper and Marbury, one of the top 100 law firms in the country. In 2002, Russell was appointed chairperson of the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, the largest museum on the East Coast dedicated to African American history and culture at the time
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Sister Patricia Ralph( Visual )

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

Educator and nun Patricia Anne Ralph was born on August 15, 2004 in Jersey City, New Jersey, known as “Sister Patty” to her friends and the hundreds of students she’s taught. In 1979, she earned her high school diploma from Benedictine Academy, a private Catholic school in Elizabeth, New Jersey where she was a cheerleader, baton twirler and a member of the dance team. In 1985, Ralph graduated from Jersey City State College where she earned her degree in teaching. This same year she entered the Community of St. Joseph to begin her journey as a nun. The only African American nun in the St. Joseph community of 1,200, she taught on the elementary level at schools in Philadelphia, Newark, Maryland and Washington, D.C. In 2002, she was named principal of Holy Name Catholic School in Washington, D.C. Ralph’s twin sister was also a nun teaching in Memphis, Tennessee
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Rosalyn Terborg-Penn( Visual )

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

Professor Rosalyn Terborg-Penn was born on October 22, 1941 in Brooklyn, New York. Finishing John Adams High School in 1959, Terborg-Penn graduated from Queens College in 1963 with her B.A. degree in history. In 1967, she earned her M.A. degree in U.S. and diplomatic history from George Washington University. In 1978, Terborg-Penn earned her Ph.D. degree from Howard University with a concentration in Afro-American history before 1865. Terborg-Penn began her teaching career at Morgan State College in 1969. She has held several positions, including coordinator of the African Afro-American studies program, Morgan State oral history project director, project director of the Ph.D. history program, and campus coordinator of the Cornell-Morgan distance learning project. Terborg-Penn was an adjunct faculty member at Howard Community College and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. The author of numerous publications on the struggles and triumphs of African American women throughout history, she received scores of awards and honors
The HistoryMakers video oral history with The Honorable Debra James( Visual )

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

State court judge Debra Ann James was born on February 16, 1953 in Knoxville, Tennessee. She graduated from Monmouth Regional High School in 1971. James received her B.A. degree in American government and political science in 1975 and her law degree in 1978 from Cornell University. James worked as the assistant corporation counsel for the City of New York, as associate counsel for New York State Mortgage Loan Enforcement and Administration Corporation, and as general counsel for Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation. In 1994, James was elected to the New York City civil court. Prior to running for judge on the New York civil court, she served as general counsel for the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation. During her tenure on the bench, James managed thousands of lawsuits across a variety of areas. In 2002, she was appointed acting state supreme court justice. She was a member of numerous professional and civic organizations
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Wilhelmina Rolark( Visual )

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

Chief executive Wilhelmina Rolark was born on September 27, 1916 in Portsmouth, Virginia. In 1933, she graduated from high school. She attended Howard University from 1933-1937 earning a B.S. degree and M.A. degree in political science. In 1944, she earned her J.D. degree from the Robert H. Terrell Law School in Washington, D.C. In 1969, Rolark and her husband, the late Dr. Calvin Rolark, founded the United Black Fund, a non-profit organization that provides funding to community-based organizations. In 1970, she founded the National Association of Black Women Attorneys. In 1976, she was elected to Washington, D.C. city council, where she went on to serve four consecutive terms. In 1994, she was unanimously elected as the President /CEO, United Black Fund, a position she held for twelve years. Rolark also served on the National Board of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Rolark passed away on February 14, 2006, at the age of 89
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Benjamin Whitten( Visual )

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

Nonprofit executive and educator Benjamin Carr Whitten was born on July 25, 1923 in Wilmington, Delaware. In 1939, Whitten earned his diploma at the age of fifteen from Howard High School. Whitten earned his B.S. degree from Pennsylvania State University in 1943. He was drafted into the military and served in the United States Army from 1943 to 1946. He furthered his education at Penn State, earning his M.A. degree in 1948 and his Ed.D degree in 1960. In 1948, Whitten joined the staff of the Baltimore City Schools as an industrial arts teacher. In 1976, he was a candidate for superintendent of Baltimore city schools and retired from the school system in 1979. After his retirement, he served as director of the Minority Contractors Technical and Assistance Program. He served in this post until 1983, when he accepted the position of Baltimore City Urban League President, a job he held until 1988. He passed away on September 21, 2012
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Orlando L. Taylor( Visual )

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

Academic administrator and professor Orlando Taylor was born on August 9, 1936 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He earned his B.S. degree in education from Hampton University in 1957, and his M.A. degree in 1960 from Indiana University. He earned his Ph.D. degree in education at the University of Michigan in 1966. From 1958 to 1960, Taylor worked as a speech-language clinician, identifying speech disorders in patients. From 1960 to 1962, he was the director of the speech and hearing clinic at Fort Wayne State School in Indiana. Taylor was a professor of communication sciences at the University of the District of Columbia from 1970 to 1973. In 1972, Taylor and several other colleagues coined the term Ebonics to describe black speech patterns. In 1973, Taylor joined the faculty at Howard University where he served in several, including dean of the Graduate School, vice provost for research and a professor in the School of Communications
 
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