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Lane, Edgar Carey

Overview
Works: 71 works in 71 publications in 1 language and 1,957 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Oral histories  Internet videos 
Classifications: E185.97, 973.04960730092
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Most widely held works by Edgar Carey Lane
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 The Honorable Marie Johns( Visual )

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

Corporate executive Marie Johns was born on August 19, 1951 in Indianapolis, Indiana. She attended Indiana University, completing her B.S. and M.S. degrees in public administration in 1981, in addition to management studies courses at Harvard University and the University of Virginia. Johns served as president of Verizon, Washington, D.C., responsible for multi-million dollar operation. She succeeded in bringing committed members of nonprofit entities and government to form the Washington, D.C. Technology Council in efforts to strengthen education, health care and economic development systems in the District of Columbia. Johns served as a trustee of Howard University. She was on boards for the D.C. Chamber of Commerce, the Economic Club of Washington, and others. The Network Journal named Johns one of the 25 Most Influential Black Women in Business in April 2003. She also served as deputy administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
The HistoryMakers video oral history with The Honorable Parren J. Mitchell, III( Visual )

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

U.S. Congressman Parren James Mitchell was born on April 29, 1922 in Baltimore, Maryland to Clarence M. Mitchell and Elsie Davis Mitchell. Mitchell received a Purple Heart while serving in World War II, and graduated from Morgan State University with honors in 1950. Mitchell sued the University of Maryland for admittance to graduate school and received his M.A. degree in 1952. Returning to teach at Morgan State, he served as director of several public agencies in Baltimore and was pivotal in the passage of Maryland’s Public Accommodations Law of 1963. In 1970, Mitchell was elected to the 92nd United States Congress and was elected consecutively through 1987. He was a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus. In 1980, Mitchell founded the Minority Business Enterprise Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc. (MBELDEF) and served as its chairman of the board. Mitchell passed away on May 28, 2007 at age 85
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 The Honorable Clarence Mitchell, III( Visual )

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

State senator and government consultant Clarence M. Mitchell III was born on December 14, 1939 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Mitchell grew up in Baltimore, a member of the historic Mitchell family. He attended the University of Maryland and Morgan State University, earning his J.D. degree from the University of Baltimore Law School. Mitchell was a co-founder of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in 1960, and worked closely with Martin Luther King, Jr. In 1963, Mitchell was elected to the Maryland House of Delegates, serving until 1967. That year, he became the youngest person to serve in the Maryland State Senate. He remained in the Maryland Senate for nearly two decades, stepping down in 1986. Mitchell was the president and CEO of Vanguard, Inc., an international government affairs, public relations and business development consulting company. Mitchell passed away on October 10, 2012 at age 72
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 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 Dr. LaSalle D. Leffall, Jr( Visual )

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

Surgeon, oncologist and professor LaSalle Doheny Leffall, Jr. was born May 22, 1930 in Tallahassee, Florida, but grew up in Quincy. Leffall graduated from Stevens High School at age fifteen and was awarded his B.S. degree summa cum laude from Florida A & M College in 1948. At age twenty-two, Leffall earned his M.D. degree from Howard University College of Medicine in 1952. By 1956, he was chief resident in surgery at Freedman’s Hospital and was senior fellow in cancer surgery at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital from 1957 to 1959. Leffall joined Howard’s faculty in 1962. By 1970, he was chairman of the Department of Surgery where he was the Charles R. Drew Professor. In 1979, as president of the American Cancer Society, Leffall focused on the African American cancer rate. In 1995 he was elected president of the American College of Surgeons, and in 2002, chaired the President’s Cancer Panel
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 Lilian Thomas Burwell( Visual )

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

Sculptor, painter, and educator Lillian Thomas Burwell was born on June 7, 1927, in Washington, D.C. She earned her B.A. degree from D.C. Teacher’s College and her M.F.A. degree from Catholic University in 1975. She studied abstract expressionism with artist Benjamin Abramowitz, and then worked with hand carved wood and ‘paintings as sculpture’. She taught art at different schools, including the Pratt Institute, the District of Colombia Public Schools; the Duke Ellington School of the Arts; and Anne Arundel Community College in Maryland. In 1983, Burwell founded the Alma Thomas Memorial Gallery, and served as curatorial director. She exhibited in more than 20 venues in the United States and abroad, including Smithsonian Institution’s Anacostia Museum in Washington, D.C. She was also a graphic arts designer for the U. S. Department of Commerce. Burwell served on the board of directors of the Smithsonian Institution; Renwick Alliance; and the Arlington Arts Centers
The HistoryMakers video oral history with The Honorable Robert Mack Bell( Visual )

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

Appellate Court Judge and lawyer the Honorable Robert Mack Bell was born on July 6, 1943 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. In 1960, he participated in a sit-in at a Baltimore restaurant, where he was arrested and convicted for trespassing. Bell was the lead defendant in the case's appeal, Bell v. Maryland, before the U.S. Supreme Court. After earning his A.B. degree from Morgan State College in 1966, he went on to receive his J.D. degree from Harvard Law School in 1969. After several years in a law firm, Bell was appointed judge of the District Court of Maryland for Baltimore City in 1975. He continued to climb, serving as judge for the Circuit Court for Baltimore, the Court of Special Appeals in Maryland and the Court of Appeals of Maryland. In 1996, Bell became the first African American Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court
The HistoryMakers video oral history with The Honorable L. Douglas Wilder( Visual )

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

Politician L. Douglas Wilder was born on January 17, 1931. After earning his B.A. degree from Virginia Union University, Wilder went to Korea, earning a Bronze Star. Returning from the war, Wilder attended Howard University, earning his J.D. degree. Opening his practice in 1961, he quickly proved his skills in the courtroom and became a local celebrity. In 1969, Wilder successfully ran for the Virginia State Senate, becoming the first African American to hold a position there in almost 100 years. In 1985, he became the nation’s first black lieutenant governor, and in 1989, the first African American elected governor of a state in the nation’s history. Throughout his term in office, Wilder worked hard to support low-income constituents and to promote equal opportunities for women and minorities. Wilder received numerous awards for his remarkable career, including Ebony magazine’s Trailblazer Award and the NAACP Spingarn Medal
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Reverend Curtis Harris( Visual )

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

Mayor and minister Curtis West Harris was born on July 1, 1924 in Denron, Virginia. After earning his high school diploma from Carter G. Woodson High School in 1944, he attended Virginia Union University. In 1959, Harris became pastor of Union Baptist Church. In 1950, he was president of Hopewell’s NAACP and participated in the Selma to Montgomery march. In 1963, he successfully fought the City of Hopewell, Virginia preventing it from building a landfill in the African American community. In 1964, Harris' two sons helped integrate Hopewell High School. In 1983, he forced the city to switch its at-large voting system to a ward system. He became the first African American to serve on the Hopewell city council. In 1996, Harris was the first African American Vice-Mayor. He became the first black mayor in 1998. In 2004, Harris' formerly segregated school high school named a library in his honor
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Dr. Bette Catoe( Visual )

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

Dr. Bette Lorrina Catoe-Strudwick was born April 7, 1926, in Washington, D.C. She earned her B.S. degree in chemistry and physics from Howard University in 1948; and her M.D. degree from Howard University Medical School in 1951. She was one of seven women in her graduating class. In 1956, Catoe opened a pediatric practice in her home office. In 1958, she helped to integrate Washington, D.C. hospitals, and moved her home based medical practice into a downtown office. From 1971 until her retirement in 2003, Catoe continued to see thousands of children. She also served more than thirty years as an at-large member of the Board of Trustees of the Medical Society of the District of Columbia. She was also politically active, and served as a delegate to the 1976 National Democratic Convention in New York City. She was a member of the National Urban League and Jack and Jill of America
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 The Honorable Wilford Taylor( Visual )

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

Judge Wilford Taylor, Jr. was born on January 15, 1950 in Newport News, Virginia. He earned his high school diploma in 1968 from Hampton High, and his B.S. degree in business management from Hampton Institute in 1972. From 1972 until 1975, he served in the army and attended school, earning his M.A. degree from the University of Richmond in 1975. In 1978, Taylor earned his law degree from the College of William and Mary. He worked at Scott and Taylor from 1979 until 1981, and later at Scott, Coles, Brown, Taylor and Melvin. From 1983 until 1985, Taylor worked as the deputy city attorney for Hampton. In 1985, Taylor become Hampton’s first full time African American judge. He served as a judge in the General District Court until 1995, when he was appointed to the Circuit Court. He also taught trial advocacy and therapeutic jurisprudence at Hampton
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Ronald Gilbert Baker( Visual )

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

Photographer Ronald Gilbert Baker was born on June 4, 1949 in Washington, D.C. Baker received his high school diploma from Anacostia High School in 1967, and then worked as a clerk in the Public Affairs office of the Navy Department until 1971. From 1971 to 1973, Baker served in the U.S. Army as a guard stationed at Fort Knox, Kentucky. He enrolled at Federal City College in 1976, majoring in cinematography, photography and mass media. That year, he was hired to photograph Van McCoy and Muhammad Ali. From 1976 to 1994, Baker worked at C&P Telephone Company while still pursuing his photography career. In 1979, Baker published his first book, Solid Images. His portfolio includes photographs of Michael Jackson, Oprah Winfrey, Bill Clinton, Bryant Gumbel, Colin Powell and Dick Gregory to name a few. He and his twin brother, also a photographer, worked on a book highlighting their work
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 Sterling Tucker( Visual )

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

City administrator, consultant, and nonprofit executive Sterling Tucker was born in Akron, Ohio on December 21, 1923. After high school, he enrolled in the University of Akron, earning his A.B. degree in 1946 and his M.A. degree in 1950. Moving to Washington, DC in 1956, Tucker became the head of the Washington chapter of the National Urban League. Remaining in that position until 1974, when he was elected to Washington’s City Council in the first election after the establishment of Home Rule. In 1978, Tucker ran for the office of mayor, but lost to Marion Barry. Following his defeat in the mayoral campaign, Tucker was named assistant secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, remaining until 1981. That year, he opened Sterling Tucker Associates, a consulting firm. From 1988 to 1990, he served as Washington, DC’s drug czar, working to develop strategies for combating drug usage
 
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