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Merriday, Jodi

Overview
Works: 19 works in 20 publications in 1 language and 529 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Oral histories  Internet videos  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E185.97, 973.04960730092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jodi Merriday
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Reverend Dr. Barbara L. King( Visual )

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

Reverend Dr. Barbara L. King was born on August 26, 1930 in Houston, Texas. Raised as a member of Antioch Baptist Church, King discovered her spiritual orientation at an early age. King earned her B.A. degree in sociology from Texas Southern University and her M.S.W. degree from Atlanta University. She founded the Barbara King School of Ministry in 1971, and served as its president. She also founded the Hillside Chapel and Truth Center, Inc. in Atlanta. Her ministry was the first African American New Thought affiliate to establish a sister church in South Africa in 1994. King authored several books, including Piddlin for the Soul, Love Your Body Temple and What is a Miracle? King served as the first non-psychiatrist director of the Emory Mental Health Center. Recognized in numerous publications, King was also honored as the first woman enstooled as a chief at Assin Nsuta, Ghana in 2001
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Paul Jones( Visual )

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

Civic leader and art collector Paul R. Jones was born on June 1, 1928 in Bessemer, Alabama. Jones first attended school in the South, but was sent to New York to continue his education. Jones earned both his B.A. and M.A. degrees from Howard University. While participating in the Civil Rights Movement, he befriended several Washington, D.C. politicians. By 1965, he was working for the U.S. Departments of Justice and Commerce. He spent a year in Bangkok, Thailand as a deputy director of the Peace Corps. After a Congressional run in the early 1980s, Jones focused on his real estate venture, Paul Jones Enterprises and his vast collection of African American art. In 2001, Jones donated hundreds of pieces from his collection to the University of Delaware. In 2008, he donated the remaining 1,700 pieces to the University of Alabama. Jones passed away on January 26, 2010 at 81
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Pearl Cleage( Visual )

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

Author and playwright, Pearl Michelle Cleage was born December 7, 1948, in Springfield, Massachusetts. She began college at Howard and transferred to Spelman College in Atlanta where she earned her B. A. degree in 1971. She began her career as a writer and playwright-in-residence at Spelman.  Her works focus on the intersection of sexism and racism, including domestic violence in the black community. She is the author of many novels, plays and essays. Her novel What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day (1997) was a 1998 Oprah Book Club selection. Other novels include  I Wish I Had a Red Dress and Some Things I Never  Thought I’d Do (2003). Her plays include Blues for an Alabama Sky (1999) and We Speak Your Names: A Celebration (2006) co-authored with her husband Zaron W. Burnett. As an essayist, many articles and compositions by Cleage appeared in Essence, Ms., Vibe and similar publications
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 Jocelyn Dorsey( Visual )

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

Television producer and reporter Jocelyn Dorsey was born on October 10, 1950, in Boston Massachusetts. Upon graduation from high school, she attended Ohio State University where she majored in journalism. Dorsey began her television career in 1972, working as a reporter at WKRC- TV for a year before she found her permanent home at WSB-TV in Atlanta in 1973. Since 1983, she has been director of editorials and public affairs at WSB-TV. Dorsey has also been executive producer and host of People 2 People. She won numerous awards for her work with WSB-TV, including seven Southeast Regional Emmys for Editorial Excellence from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. She was the first African American inducted into the NATAS Silver Circle. She was also the first woman and first African American to receive the Georgia Association of Broadcasters Citizen of the Year Award, among her many distinctions
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Lt. Col. Charles Dryden( Visual )

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

Tuskegee Airman Charles W. Dryden was born on September 16, 1920, in New York City to Jamaican parents. He earned his B.A. degree in political science from Hofstra University and his M.A. degree in public law and government from Columbia University. In August 1941, Dryden was selected for aviation cadet training at the Tuskegee Army Flying School in Alabama. Dryden was then named a member of the famed 99th Pursuit Squadron, and later the 332 Fighter Group, which served in the Mediterranean during World War II. On June 9, 1943 Dryden led a flight of six pilots engaging enemy fighter aircraft in aerial combat over Pantelleria, Sicily. It was the first time in aviation history that black American pilots of the U.S. Army Air Corps engaged aircraft in combat. Following the war, Dryden became a professor of air science at Howard University, retiring in 1962. Dryden passed away on June 24, 2008 at age 88
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Dan Moore, Sr( Visual )

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

Film producer, curator and museum director Dan Moore, Sr. was born on November 20, 1935 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After high school, Moore worked in several jobs, but found his true calling in 1967 when he began producing films. His first film was a documentary entitled On Patrol for God, filmed at a Christian rally he helped to launch. A few years later, Moore went to Liberia on Africa’s West Coast and made the film Welcome Home which was sponsored by the Liberian government on the condition that he return and make a second film. He later made films featuring Bill Cosby and Gale Sayers. He produced, wrote and directed Sweet Auburn Street of Pride, among others. In 1978, Moore founded the African American Panoramic Experience Museum (APEX) in Atlanta which seeks to educate people about the depth of the African American experience, and remained there as executive director
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Reverend Emmanuel McCall( Visual )

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

Pastor and theologian Reverend Emmanuel McCall was born on February 4, 1936 in Sharon, Pennsylvania. After graduating high school, he attended Simmons Bible College, University of Louisville, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Emory University. McCall was a faculty member at Southern Baptist Seminary from 1970 until 1996 where he developed the Black Church Studies program that was later used by three SBC seminaries. He also served as visiting professor at theological seminaries in Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, West Africa and Emory University. McCall authored four books and contributed chapters to thirty-one others. He wrote for denominational and theological magazines. McCall served on the board of trustees for the Interdenominational Theological Center since 1978. He received many honors and recognitions, such as the E.Y. Mullins Distinguished Denominational Service Award in 1990 which was the highest recognition given by Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He served on the board of trustees for the Interdenominational Theological Center
The HistoryMakers video oral history with The Honorable Michael A. Battle( Visual )

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

College president and theologian the Honorable Michael A. Battle was born on July 28, 1950 in St. Louis, Missouri. He earned his B.A. degree from Trinity College, his M.Div. degree from Duke University and his D.Min. degree from Howard University. Beginning his career in 1976, Battle served as the dean of the University Chapel at Hampton University, pastor to the Hampton University Memorial Church and executive secretary and treasurer of the Hampton University Minister's Conference, vice president of student affairs at Chicago State University and associate vice president of student affairs at Virginia State University. He served as vice president of the American Committee on Africa from 1994 to 1998. In 1998, he was hired as the seventh president of the Interdenominational Theological Center. Battle also served as a U.S. Army Reserve chaplain. He is the author of numerous books and publications about ecumenism and the black church
The HistoryMakers video oral history with MaVynee "Beach Lady" Betsch( Visual )

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

Environmental activist and opera singer MaVynne “Beach Lady” Betsch was born on January 13, 1935 in Jacksonville, Florida. Betsch is the great-granddaughter Abraham Lincoln Lewis, who founded both the Afro-American Life Insurance Company and American Beach, Florida’s first black beach community. Betsch attended the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Ohio. Upon completing her bachelor’s degree in 1955, she moved to Europe, where she sang opera for ten years as such theaters as Teatro alla Scala. In 1975, Betsch made it her full-time mission to preserve and protect American Beach, her great-grandfather’s investment, from development and destruction. She was famously named “Beach Lady,” for her efforts and dedication to the beach and its inhabitants. Betsch donated her family’s fortune to sixty environmental organizations and causes, ten of which she is a lifetime member, most of them involving wildlife protection. Betsch passed away on September 5, 2005 at the age of seventy
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 Larry Dingle( Visual )

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

Publishing executive Derek T. Dingle was born on November 2, 1961, in New York City. He graduated from Norfolk State University with his B.A. degree in journalism. Dingle also completed the Magazine Management Program at New York University. In 1992, Dingle co-founded and then served as president and CEO of Milestone Media Inc., the nation’s largest African American-owned comic book company. In 2000, he was named Black Enterprise magazine’s editor at large, and in 2001, was promoted to executive editor. In 2008, Dingle was appointed as the senior vice president and editor in chief of Black Enterprise magazine. He authored Black Enterprise Titans of the B.E. 100s: Black CEOs Who Redefined and Conquered American Business in 1999. Dingle received the 1999 International Reading Association Award for his book First in the Field: Jackie Robinson, Baseball Hero. Dingle became the chief content officer of Earl G. Graves Ltd. in 2014
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Paul Delaney( Visual )

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

Journalist and activist Paul Delaney was born on January 31, 1933, in Montgomery, Alabama. He attended Ohio State University where he received his B.A. degree in journalism. Delaney’s writing and leadership as a proponent of civil and humanitarian rights has led to his distinction and recognition as a journalist, humanitarian, scholar, and activist. Delaney’s writing career began at the Atlanta Daily World. He then left Atlanta to work for the Daily News in Dayton, Ohio, and the Washington Star in Washington, D.C. Later, he joined the New York Times, serving in the Washington, D.C. bureau, where he spent twenty-three years as an editor and correspondent. In 1992, Delaney became the first African American chairman of the journalism department at the University of Alabama and was one of the founders of the National Association of Black Journalists. He directed Syracuse University’s Initiative on Racial Mythology of the Gene Media Forum
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Barbara Heineback( Visual )

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

Public relations executive Barbara Heineback was born in New York City on December 19, 1944. Heineback attended Howard University where she earned her B.A. in journalism from the School of Communications. From there, she attended the University of Stockholm in Sweden where she received a certificate of Language Arts in Swedish. Heineback went on to become the first African American woman to serve as a press officer to a United States First Lady, First Lady Rosalynn Carter. She served as Director of Public Relations and Public and Investor Relations for Comsat, Director of Development for Script Memorial Hospital, and Chief of Protocol for the America’s Cup. In 1996, she launched Talking Point to manage the marketing and communications of several prominent clients. Heineback also served as a strategic consultant for President Bill Clinton’s administration and the NAACP
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Azira Gonzalez Sanchez Hill( Visual )

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

Nurse Azira Gonzalez Hill was born on October 28, 1923 in Holguin, Cuba. Hill was affectionately referred to as “Atlanta’s Angel” because of her work in civil rights and nursing. Hill received a registered nurse designation from the State Board of Georgia, and with husband, Jesse Hill, became a prominent civil rights figure. Her record of service was well known in Atlanta. She worked for Grady High School, Price High School, and Ralph Bunche Middle School with over twenty years of service as a public school nurse. Hill was an active member of Big Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, the Azalea Links, Inc., and the Inquirer’s Literary Club. She also received awards from the Association of the National Negro Musicians, the Martin Luther King Federal Commission, the Golden Rule, the Ralph Bunche Middle School, the School Nurses Association and Mercy Care Award for Service. The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra named a scholarship fund in her honor
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Robert Franklin( Visual )

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

College president and professor Robert Michael Franklin, Jr., was born on February 22, 1954 in Chicago, Illinois. He graduated from Morehouse University, and later earned his M.Div. from Harvard University and his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago Divinity School. Over the years, Franklin worked as a scholar-theologian, educator, seminary program administrator and foundation executive. From 2004 to 2007, he served as Presidential Distinguished Professor of Social Ethics at the Candler School of Theology and as senior fellow at the Center for the Study of Law and Religion, both at Emory University. He served as president emeritus of Morehouse College, where he was president from 2007 to 2012. In 2013, he was a visiting scholar-in-residence at Stanford University’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute. He also served as director of the Chautauqua Institution, and as the James T. and Berta R. Laney Professor of Moral Leadership at Emory University
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Evelyn Gibson Lowery( Visual )

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

Civil rights activist and nonprofit executive Evelyn Gibson Lowery was born on February 9, 1925 in Wichita, Kansas. She is the daughter of activists Rev. Dr. Harry and Evelyn Gibson. They provided her with the inspiration that became the foundation for a lifetime of involvement in human rights at both the national and international levels. Lowery was married to Reverend Dr. Joseph E. Lowery, president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). She was involved in the Civil Rights Movement since 1957. In 1979, Lowery founded the SCLC's Women's Organizational Movement for Equality Now (SCLC/W.O.M.E.N.) to improve the quality of life beyond the boundaries of color. She continued to be active with the group, and her work garnered her numerous awards including the Rosa Parks Award. Lowery and her husband were also active in encouraging African Americans to vote. Lowery passed away on September 26, 2013 at age 88
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Calvin Darden( Visual )

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

Corporate executive Calvin Darden was born on February 5, 1950, in Buffalo, New York. He earned his B.S. degree in business management from Canisius College in Buffalo, New York. While attending school, he began his career working part-time at the local UPS terminal, and became a full-time employee after graduation. In January 1974, Darden was promoted to customer service supervisor, then, hub manager. Later, he supervised three packaging centers and oversaw a nine state region. In 1995, Darden was appointed the company’s first quality coordinator. He developed and implemented strategies focused on customer satisfaction, employee empowerment and methods of measurement. Darden also added technology that allowed central delivery points. Darden was appointed senior vice-president of U. S. operations of United Parcel Services, responsible for the pick-up and delivery of 13.5 million packages a day. In 2002, Darden was ranked eighth of Fortune magazine's 50 Most powerful Black Executives in America
Hip hop herstory : women in hip hop cultural production and music from margins to equity by Jodi Merriday( )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Africana womanism grounded this research in which latent coding was used in the framework of Content Analysis to determine if there were strong, moderate, or weak correlations between Africana womanist qualifiers and the texts (i.e. Raps) of five female Hip Hop artists: Salt n'Pepa, MC Lyte, Queen Latifah, and Sister Souljah."--Abstract
 
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