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Hickey, Matthew

Overview
Works: 1,367 works in 1,367 publications in 1 language and 39,035 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Oral histories  Internet videos 
Roles: Arranger, Author
Classifications: E185.97, 973.04960730092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Matthew Hickey
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Kenneth L. Coleman( Visual )

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

Silicon Valley executive, Kenneth Louis Coleman was born on December 1, 1942, in Centralia, Illinois. Coleman earned his B.S. degree in industrial management in 1965; and his M.B.A. degree from Ohio State University in 1972. Coleman attended Officer Candidate School and served in the U.S. Air Force achieving the rank of Captain. He was introduced to Hewlett-Packard Company by Palo Alto California’s first African American Mayor, Roy Clay. Coleman held several positions with Hewlett-Packard. In 1982, Coleman joined Activision, Inc., becoming vice president of product development. Hired by Silicon Graphics in 1987, Coleman became executive vice president of sales, services and marketing. In 2001, he was named one of the top twenty-five African American executives in technology by Black Enterprise magazine. Upon retirement in 2001, Coleman founded and became CEO of ITM Software in Mountain View, California, which sold to BMC Software. In 2006, Coleman was named chairman of the board of Accelrys
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Dr. June Jackson Christmas( Visual )

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

Psychiatrist June Jackson Christmas was born on June 7, 1924 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She received her B.S. degree in zoology from Vassar College in 1945; her M.D. degree in psychiatry from Boston University School of Medicine in 1949; and a Certificate in Psychoanalysis from the William Alanson White Institute in 1959. Christmas was a psychiatrist for the Riverdale Children’s Association in New York City from 1953 to 1965. She founded the Harlem Hospital Rehabilitation Center, in 1964, and began teaching at Columbia University in 1971. In 1972, Mayor John Lindsay appointed Christmas deputy chief of the New York City Department of Mental Health and Retardation. She was re-appointed in 1973 and in 1978. She also headed the Department of Health, Education and Welfare transition team for President Jimmy Carter. In 1980, Christmas taught behavioral science at the City of New York Medical School, and co-founded the Urban Issues Group
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Terri Lyne Carrington( Visual )

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

Jazz musician Terri Lyne Carrington was born on August 4, 1965 in Medford, Massachusetts. Carrington graduated from Medford High School at sixteen, and attended Berklee College of Music for three semesters. A child drum prodigy, she received lessons from legendary jazz musicians Clark Terry and Dizzy Gillespie from age nine. When she was eleven years old, she was awarded a full scholarship to Berklee College of Music after a performance with Oscar Peterson in Boston. She recorded her first album, TLC and Friends, in 1981. Carrington toured with jazz legends Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter, before becoming the house drummer on The Arsenio Hall Show in 1989, and later drumming on Vibe, hosted by Sinbad. Carrington has won three Grammy Awards and been nominated as a jazz artist and producer. She became Zildjian Chair in Performance at the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, where she taught percussion since 2007
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Capt. William "Bill" Pinkney( Visual )

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

Sailor William Pinkney was born September 15, 1935, in Chicago. Upon graduating from high school, Pinkney joined the Navy and served for eight years. In 1964, Pinkney began a career in the cosmetics industry, but his true passion remained sailing. After retiring in 1983, Pinkney decided he would attempt to sail around the world alone to encourage his grandchildren to think and do the impossible. In 1990, he embarked on his twenty-two-month voyage around the globe, successfully becoming the first African American to solo-circumnavigate by going around Cape Horn. In 1999, Pinkney embarked on an educational voyage with the Freedom Schooner Amistad, partnering with PBS and teachers across the country making a documentary to show the journey of the Middle Passage slave route. A motivational speaker, Pinkney received numerous awards for his work in education and his achievements. He also published a first-grade textbook about his adventures, available in more than 5,000 schools across the country
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Naomi Long Madgett( Visual )

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

Poet Naomi Cornelia Long Madgett was born on July 5, 1923 in Norfolk, Virginia and grew up in East Orange, New Jersey. In 1937, she moved to St. Louis, Missouri where she published Songs to a Phantom Nightingale in 1941 after graduation from Sumner High School. Madgett received her B.A. degree from Virginia State University in 1945. Moving to Detroit, she earned her M.Ed. from Wayne State University in 1955 and her Ph.D. degree from Greenwich University in 1980. In 1968, Madgett was included in Ten: Anthology of Detroit Poets and joined Eastern Michigan University where she wrote A Student’s Guide to Creative Writing. Madgett’s books include Octavia and Other Poems, and Star by Star. Forming Lotus Press in 1972, she published Pink Ladies in the Afternoon and edited Adam of Ife: Black Women in Praise of Black Men in 1992. Madgett was made Detroit’s Poet Laureate by Mayor Dennis Archer
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Jerry Pinkney( Visual )

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

Illustrator and educator Jerry Pinkney was born December 22, 1939 in Philadelphia. Pinkney began drawing when he was four years old, although he struggled with undiagnosed dyslexia throughout the first forty years of his life. He received a full scholarship to Philadelphia College of Art before marrying his long-term partner, Gloria Jean. Pinkney worked for both Rust Craft Greeting Card Company and Barker-Black in Boston, Massachusetts before illustrating his first children’s book, The Adventures of Spider: West African Folk Tales by Joyce Cooper Arkhurst in 1964, and opening his own studio in Croton-on-Hudson, New York in 1971. Pinkney has illustrated over 100 books, including collaborations with Julius Lester, Gloria Jean Pinkney and Robert D. San Souci. He was the first African American recipient of the Caldecott Medal for The Lion & the Mouse in 2009. Pinkney taught at numerous universities and served on the National Council of the Arts
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Reatha Clark King( Visual )

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

Chemist and corporate executive Reatha Clark King was born on April 11, 1938 in Pavo, Georgia. After graduating from Moultrie High School for Negro Youth, King received her B.S. degree in chemistry and mathematics from Clark College in 1958. In 1962, she earned her Ph.D. degree in physical chemistry from the University of Chicago. King became the National Bureau of Standards’ (NBS) first African American female chemist while working as a project manager. King left NBS in 1968 for an assistant professorship at York College in New York City where she also served as associate dean of academic affairs from 1974 to 1977. King was then president of Metropolitan State University until 1988 when she was named executive director for the General Mills Foundation and vice president of the General Mills Corporation. She retired in 2003. King received the 2005 Lifetime Achievement in Philanthropy Award from the National Center for Black Philanthropy
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Leon Huff( Visual )

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

R&B record company producer Leon Huff was born in Camden, New Jersey on April 8, 1942. Huff was first exposed to music through his mother. Huff began playing the piano at the age of five and received basic lessons from his mother as well as formal teaching at school and private lessons. In 1966, Gamble and Huff formed Excel Records. In 1967, they produced the Soul Survivors’ hit single, “Expressway to Your Heart.” In 1971, Gamble and Huff formed Philadelphia International Records and went on to produce #1 R&B hits such as The O’ Jays’ “Love Train,” Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes’ “If You Don't Know Me By Now,” Lou Rawls’ “You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine,” and “TSOP,” which became the theme song for to the TV show Soul Train. Gamble and Huff were inducted into the National Academy of Songwriters’ Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
The HistoryMakers video oral history with The Honorable Eddie Bernice Johnson( Visual )

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

U.S. Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson was born on December 3, 1935 in Waco, Texas. She graduated from Saint Mary’s College of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana in 1955 with her nursing certificate. Johnson then began work as a psychiatric nurse at the Dallas Veterans Administration Hospital and was eventually promoted to chief psychiatric nurse. Johnson earned her B.S. degree in nursing from the Harris School for Nursing at Texas Christian University in 1967. In 1972, she left the hospital to run for the Texas House of Representatives. In 1976, Johnson earned her M.P.A. degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, and in 1977, President Jimmy Carter appointed her to the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. In 1986, Johnson was elected to the Texas Senate and in 1992, she successfully ran for the U.S. House of Representatives. In 2001, Johnson served as Chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus
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 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 The Honorable Gabrielle Kirk McDonald( Visual )

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

Judge Gabrielle Kirk McDonald was born on April 12, 1942 in St. Paul, Minnesota. After attending Boston University and Hunter College, McDonald received her LL.B. degree from Howard University School of Law in 1966. She joined the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. as a staff attorney and then became a founding partner of McDonald & McDonald. In 1979, she was appointed as a judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, becoming the first African American to be appointed to the federal bench in Texas (and the South) and only the third African American woman federal judge in the country. In 1993, McDonald was selected as a judge on the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. In 2001, she became an arbitrator on the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal. She also taught at Thurgood Marshall School of Law and St. Mary’s University School of Law
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Soledad O'Brien( Visual )

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

Broadcast journalist Soledad O’Brien was born on September 19, 1966 in Saint James, New York. O’Brien received her B.A. degree in English and American literature from Harvard University in 2000. She was the host of MSNBC’s The Site and co-anchor of NBC’s Weekend Today before joining CNN in 2003 as the co-anchor of American Morning. In 2007, she moved to CNN’s documentary division where she primarily worked on and hosted Special Investigations Unit episodes and the In America series. She anchored CNN’s Starting Point in 2012, and established the Starfish Media Group production company in 2013. O’Brien was hired by Al Jazeera America in 2013 as a producer and special correspondent. She received numerous honors, including the Emmy Award and the NAACP’s President's Award. She co-founded the Soledad O'Brien and Brad Raymond Starfish Foundation. She authored her memoir, The Next Big Story: My Journey through the Land of Possibilities in 2010
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Martin Kilson( Visual )

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

Professor Martin Kilson was born on February 14, 1931 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. He attended Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, studying under Dr. Horace Mann Bond. He graduated in 1953 as valedictorian. Kilson completed his Ph.D. degree in political science at Harvard University in 1959. He conducted eighteen months of field research in Sierra Leone in the early 1960s which led to his first book, Political Change in a West African State. In 1969, Kilson was the first African American to become a tenured professor in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University, and was active in the formation of the university’s Afro-American Studies Department. He was named Frank G. Thomson Professor of Government in 1988. He retired in 1999 after teaching at Harvard University for forty-two years. Kilson published The Transformation of the African American Intelligentsia, 1880-2012, tracing African American intellectuals to the present day, in 2014
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Bernice Albertine King( Visual )

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

Civic leader and minister Bernice Albertine King was born on March 28, 1963 in Atlanta, Georgia. She is the youngest daughter to civil rights leaders Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King. King earned her B.A. degree in psychology from Spelman College in 1985. In 1990, King was the first official graduate of a joint degree, receiving her M.Div. and J.D. degrees from Emory Candler School of Theology and Emory University Law School. King pastored New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, Georgia under the leadership of Bishop Eddie Long. She served as a law clerk in the Fulton County Juvenile Court system under Judge Glenda Hatchett. King co-founded Active Ministers Engaged in Nurturing (AMEN) and authored Hard Questions, Heart Answers: Sermons and Speeches. In 2009, she became the first woman elected president of the SCLC, and in 2010, she was named CEO of The King Center
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Philip Simmons( Visual )

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

Artist Philip Simmons was born on June 9, 1912 on Daniel Island, South Carolina. Raised by his grandparents, he was sent to Charleston to live with his mother at eight years old. In 1921, Simmons completed the sixth grade at Buist Elementary School in Charleston, South Carolina. He quit school at 13 years old to become the apprentice of a former slave, blacksmith Peter Simmons. Simmons remained a blacksmith for almost eighty years, continuing to teach his craft to younger artisans, learning how to do repairs on ironwork on buildings and becoming skilled at ornamental ironwork. Simmons created over 500 decorative pieces of ornamental wrought iron throughout Charleston. Awarded the National Endowment of the Arts’ National Heritage Award and the Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Governor’s Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts, his work appeared in the Smithsonian Archives of American Art. Simmons passed away on June 22, 2009, at age 97
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Tyree Guyton( Visual )

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

Visual artist Tyree Guyton was born on August 24, 1955 in Detroit, Michigan. He dropped out of Martin Luther King, Jr. High School to join the U.S. Army in 1972. In 1980, Guyton began art classes at Detroit’s College for Creative Studies and at Marygrove College. In 1986, he drew attention to street violence by painting found objects with bright polka dots, hanging shoes from trees and nailing stuffed animals and dolls to abandoned houses. Beginning in 1988, Guyton taught or worked as an artist-in-residence at numerous colleges. As the founder of the Heidelberg Project, Guyton also taught Social Action: The Heidelberg Project at Wayne State University. His artwork can be found at the Studio Museum of Harlem, Kresge Art Museum, and the University of Michigan Museum of Art. Guyton was featured on NBC Nightly News, Nightline and the Oprah Winfrey Show. Among others, he received the Wayne County International Artists Award in 2003
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Julius Jackson( Visual )

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

Microbiologist and professor Julius Hamilton Jackson was born on January 6, 1944 in Kansas City, Missouri. He received his A.B. and Ph.D. degrees in microbiology from the University of Kansas-Lawrence in 1966 and 1969, respectively. Jackson completed a National Institute of Health (NIH) Postdoctoral Fellowship from 1969 to 1971 at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. Following completion of the NIH fellowship, he continued work at Purdue University as a postdoctoral research associate. In 1972, Jackson accepted an appointment at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee where he worked in various positions that included as chair of the microbiology department. In 1987, he joined the faculty of Michigan State University as a professor in the department of microbiology and molecular genetics and as assistant dean for graduate student affairs. Jackson directed the J-Lab, a research laboratory that incorporates mathematical and computer models to analyze the function of bacterial genes in cells
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 Louis Cameron Gossett, Jr( Visual )

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

Actor Louis Cameron Gossett, Jr. was born on May 27, 1936, in Sheepshead Bay, New York. At Abraham Lincoln High School, Gossett was in the Broadway production of Take a Giant Step, and won the Donaldson Award for his performance. After graduation, Gossett enrolled at New York University on a basketball scholarship. At 6’4”, Gossett was later drafted by the New York Knickerbockers in 1958. Deciding to forego sports for acting, Gossett studied at The Actors Studio with John Sticks and Peggy Fury. In 1977, Gossett won an Emmy for his portrayal of Fiddler in Alex Haley’s Roots. In 1982, he received an Academy Award for his role as Emil Foley in An Officer and a Gentleman; and, in 1991, Gossett won a Golden Globe Award for his performance in HBO’s The Josephine Baker Story. Gossett also started the Eracism Foundation, creating entertainment that educates on issues of racism, ignorance, and societal apathy
 
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