WorldCat Identities

Melnick, Coy

Overview
Works: 8 works in 8 publications in 1 language and 207 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Oral histories  Internet videos  History 
Classifications: E185.97, 973.04960730092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Coy Melnick
The HistoryMakers video oral history with The Honorable Deval L. Patrick( Visual )

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

Governor and lawyer Deval Patrick was born on July 31, 1956 in Chicago, Illinois. After earning a scholarship to Milton Academy in Boston, Patrick attended Harvard University, earning his A.B. degree in 1978. Following a year-long Rockefeller Fellowship in Africa, he was accepted to Harvard Law School, where he earned his J.D. degree in 1982. The next year, he joined the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, remaining there until becoming a partner with the Boston law firm of Hill & Barlow, P.C. In 1994, he was appointed by President Bill Clinton to be assistant attorney general in charge of the Civil Rights Division. In 1997, Patrick served as general counsel to Texaco, and as executive vice president, general counsel and secretary to the Coca-Cola Company. The only African-American governor of Massachusetts, Patrick was elected Governor of Massachusetts in 2006 and reelected in 2010. He joined Bain Capital in 2015 as a managing director
The HistoryMakers video oral history with E. Lynn Harris( Visual )

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

Author E. Lynn Harris was born on June 20, 1955 in Flint, Michigan. Harris attended the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and graduated with honors with a degree in journalism. After earning his degree, Harris started his thirteen-year career as a computer sales executive. In 1991, he left his job to write his first novel Invisible Life. His second novel, Just As I Am, made Harris the first male writer to have a number one hardcover book on the Blackboard list. Harris wrote five novels that appeared on the New York Times Bestseller list. Six of his novels sold more than one million copies. Harris’ novels weave tales with candid portrayals of the pains and passions of middle class professional African Americans. His works broke down taboos about black sexuality and lifestyles of gay and bisexual men. Harris passed away on July 23, 2009 at age of 54
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Alexis Scott( Visual )

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

Journalist and publisher Marian Alexis Scott was born on February 4, 1949, and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. She was the granddaughter of W.A. Scott II, the founder of the Atlanta Daily World, the nation’s first black-owned daily newspaper. After graduating from Booker T. Washington High School, Scott attended Barnard College in New York City and Spelman College in Atlanta. After a twenty-two year career with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Cox Enterprises, Inc., where she worked up from reporter to vice president of community affairs, and finally director of diversity, she joined the family business with duties as publisher. Scott also provided featured commentary on The Georgia Gang, a week-in-review program on politics broadcast on FOX 5 in Atlanta. Scott served as a board member of Atlanta History Center, Atlanta Workforce Development Agency, the High Museum of Art, Central Atlanta Progress, the Atlanta Convention and Visitor’s Bureau
The HistoryMakers video oral history with The Honorable Michael Thurmond( Visual )

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

Historian and politician Michael L. Thurmond was born in Athens, Georgia on January 5, 1953. He graduated from consolidated Clarke Senior High School in 1971. Thurmond attended Paine College, was class president, and graduated cum laude with B.A. in philosophy and religion in 1975. In 1978 he graduated from the University of South Carolina Law School. In the summer 1975, Thompson co-launched the black Athens Voice newspaper; in 1978 he published A Story Untold: Black Men and Women in Athens History. In 1986, he became the first African American to be elected to the Georgia General Assembly from Clarke County since Reconstruction. In 1994, Thurmond became the first African American elected Georgia State Labor Commissioner in 1998. He published a second book; Freedom: An African American History of Georgia in 2004. Thurmond and his wife Zola had a daughter, and were members of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Athens, Georgia
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Harold A. Dawson, Sr( Visual )

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

Entrepreneur Harold A. Dawson, Sr., was born on March 5, 1935, in Atlanta, Georgia. While still in grade school, Dawson began working odd jobs. Following high school, he became a realtor with Alexander & Associates, known later as Alexander, Dawson & Associates. He earned his B.S. degree from Morehouse College in 1963, and in 1969, he founded the Harold A. Dawson Company. HADCO has developed multi-million dollar projects across the United States; it has remained a family-owned and operated business. Dawson was active in the Atlanta community, serving on numerous boards. He was the first African American board member and former chairman of the Georgia Real Estate Commission. He gave generously to support both his church and to provide scholarships to students studying real estate. He and his wife, Rose, had two children: a son, Harold, Jr., and a daughter, Cari. Dawson passed away on January 19, 2012 at age 77
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Edward D. Irons( Visual )

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

Economist and academic administrator Edward Irons was born in Hulbert, Oklahoma on August 29, 1923. After attending Attucks High School, Irons was drafted into the U.S. Navy. While recovering from rheumatic fever in a V.A. hospital, he and several other patients organized a sit-in to protest segregation in the hospital. From there, Irons attended Wilberforce University. He earned an M.A. degree in hospital administration from the University of Minnesota in 1951. Irons left a teaching job at Florida A&M University to earn a Ph.D. from Harvard University. In 1964, he and his partners opened Riverside National Bank in Houston, Texas, the first African Americans to be given a charter in forty years. From there, Irons worked for USAID and served as dean of Howard University’s business school. He also worked as consultant to dozens of organizations around the globe. He was professor and dean of the business school of Clark-Atlanta University
The HistoryMakers video oral history with The Honorable Leah Ward Sears( Visual )

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

Judge Leah Ward Sears was born on June 13, 1955 in Heidelberg, Germany. She attended public elementary and high schools in Savannah, Georgia. In 1976, Sears earned her B.S. degree at Cornell University and moved to Atlanta, where she attended Emory University to earn her J.D. degree. She would later earn her LL.M degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. In Atlanta, she worked as a trial lawyer for the law firm, Alston and Bird. In 1985, Mayor Andrew Young appointed her as a judge in Atlanta’s City Traffic Court. In 1988, Sears was appointed a Superior Court judge for the state of Georgia, becoming the first African American woman to hold the position in Georgia. In February of 1992, Governor Zell Miller appointed Sears to Georgia’s Supreme Court. She became the first woman and the youngest person ever to serve on Georgia’s Supreme Court. Sears was chief justice from 2005 until 2009
E. Lynn Harris interview( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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