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Stearns, Scott

Overview
Works: 1,336 works in 1,337 publications in 1 language and 37,309 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Oral histories  Internet videos 
Classifications: E185.97, 973.04960730092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Scott Stearns
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Shelley Stewart( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Businessman Shelley Stewart was born on September 24, 1934 in Birmingham, Alabama. He graduated from Rosedale High School in Birmingham. He enlisted in the United States Air Force, serving from 1952 to 1953. Stewart returned to Birmingham and spent the early part of his career as a widely recognized broadcast journalist on several radio stations. During the 1960’s, under the moniker Shelley the Playboy DJ, he used his voice in the media to broadcast coded messages to Birmingham, Alabama’s black listeners, providing information about civil rights protests, meetings and other events. Eventually, Stewart purchased a radio station and co-founded a marketing and advertising firm, called O2Ideas, one of the largest minority-owned marketing and advertising firms in the country. In 2007, he established the Mattie C. Stewart Foundation. He sold O2Ideas to four members of the firm’s management team in 2015
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Carl Singley( Visual )

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

Lawyer and educator Carl E. Singley was born in 1946 and raised in Alabama. He received his B.A. degree from Talladega College in 1968, his J.D. degree from Temple University in 1972, and his LL.M. degree from Yale Law School in 1974. In 1974, Singley was hired as a law professor at Temple University. He then served as dean of Temple’s law school from 1983 through 1987, and retired as professor emeritus in 2004. In 1987, Singley founded the largest African American law firm in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and later served as a partner in the law firms of Wolf Block and Blank Rome, in addition to serving as of counsel to the law firm of Ciardi & Astin. He served in many public roles, including as the first deputy city solicitor for the City of Philadelphia, special counsel to the Philadelphia City Council, and chairman of the Mayor’s Commission on Construction Industry Diversity
The HistoryMakers video oral history with The Honorable Richard Arrington( Visual )

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

Mayor and academic administrator Richard Arrington Jr. was born on October 19, 1934 in Livingston, Alabama. He graduated from Fairfield Industrial High School in 1951 in Fairfield, Alabama. In 1955, Arrington received his B.S. in biology from Miles College in Fairfield. In 1957, he received his M.S. degree from the University of Detroit in Michigan, where he worked as a graduate assistant. He received his Ph.D. degree in zoology from the University of Oklahoma in Norman in 1966. At the urging of Miles College President Lucius Pitts, Arrington accepted an appointment as acting dean and director of the summer school. He was soon promoted to chair of the natural sciences department and then, dean of the college. In 1971, Arrington entered politics in a successful run for city council. Eight years later, he became the first African-American mayor of the city of Birmingham, Alabama. He served 20 years, from 1979 to 1999
The HistoryMakers video oral history with The Honorable Jerry Butler( Visual )

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

Singer, composer, country official Jerry Butler was born in Sunflower, Mississippi, in 1939. In 1993, Butler received his M.A. degree in public administration from Governors State University in University Park, Illinois. Butler’s family moved to Chicago, Illinois when he was a child. His earliest performances were in churh where he met another budding singer, Curtis Mayfield. With two friends, Butler became lead singer of,Jerry Butler and The Impressions. Their first hit was a song Butler wrote: "For Your Precious Love". Butler launched a solo career, producing over fifty albums and numerous hit songs including Never Gonna Give You Up; and Ain’t Understanding Mellow. Butler received three Grammy nominations and various awards for singing, composing and publishing, including two Billboard magazine awards. In 1991, he and the original members of the Impressions were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 1985, Butler was elected Cook County (Illinois) Commissioner
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Ronne Hartfield( Visual )

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

Nonprofit executive Ronne Hartfield was born on March 17, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois. After graduating from Wendell Phillips High School, Hartfield attended the University of Chicago where she earned her B.A. degree in history in 1955. In 1969, Hartfield became the project director at Urban Gateways, the largest private arts education organization in the United States. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago hired her in 1974 as professor of comparative literature and dean of students. Seven years later, Urban Gateways lured Hartfield back as its executive director. She returned to the University of Chicago and earned an M.A. in theology and literature in 1982. In 1991, she began serving the Art Institute as the executive director for museum education. She continued consulting with the Art Institute on a variety of projects and served as a trustee for the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation and the Rhode Island School of Design
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Fayard Nicholas( Visual )

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

Dancer Fayard Antonio Nicholas was born on October 20, 1914 in Mobile, Alabama, the eldest of the Nicholas Brothers. In 1927, he and his siblings debuted as "The Nicholas Kids" in Philadelphia, eventually becoming "The Nicholas Brothers". Famous for the "flying splits", the Nicholas Brothers opened at Harlem's Cotton Club in 1931 where one of their most popular routines was “Minnie the Moocher” with Cab Calloway. Their first film, a short entitled Pie Blackbird was shot in 1932, followed by numerous other roles. Nicholas served in the Army from 1943 to 1944. The brothers danced for the King of England in 1948, and were honored by the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, in addition to receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Nicholas lectured about dance with his wife, Katheryn Hopkins Nicholas. His brother, Harold, passed away in 2000. Nicholas passed away on January 24, 2006 at age 91
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Annie Rosetta "Rose" Hall( Visual )

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

Educator Annie Rosetta “Rose” Hall was born on January 1, 1897, in Hardwick, Georgia, the fourth of five children of Mary and Milus Hall. She attended Snow Hill Institute in Alabama and the Forsyth Agricultural and Mechanical State School, where she received her teaching certificate. Her father died while the children were still young, so her mother worked to take care of them, insisting that they get an education. All of Hall’s siblings went to college or trade school. For fourteen years, Hall taught in schools throughout Baldwin County and Sparta, Georgia. She returned to her hometown to take a janitorial job in the Hardwick post office. She worked there for thirty-five years. In 1970, she retired at the age of eighty-one. Hall never married or had children. She passed away on January 1, 2004 at the age of 107
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Cedric Smith( Visual )

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

Artist and advertising executive Cedric Lamar Smith was born on May 17, 1970 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended Southwest DeKalb High School in Decatur, Georgia, and worked as a barber after graduation. Smith’s career in art started when a black self-taught artist showed Smith his studio. As a self-taught artist, Smith drew on a wide range of influences and resources, including landscape art, pop art, brand advertising, and photography. Smith’s work was displayed in the New York Historical Society, the Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta, Georgia, the Francis Walker Museum in Thomaston, Georgia, the Tubman Museum in Macon, Georgia, King & Spalding LLP in Atlanta, Georgia & London, United Kingdom, the Washington, D.C. Arts Commission, and Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Arkansas
The HistoryMakers video oral history with William Raspberry( Visual )

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

Journalist William Raspberry was born in Okolona, Mississippi, on October 12, 1935. He earned a journalism degree from Indiana Central College and served two years as a public information officer with the U.S. Army before joining The Washington Post in 1962. He began as a teletypist and later wrote obituary notices before joining The Post's city desk as a reporter. After a stint as assistant editor, Raspberry took over the byline of the "Potomac Watch," a column concerning local issues. During his tenure, Raspberry molded the column to fit his own interests, making it an independent voice on national and international issues. Highly regarded by his peers, Raspberry was named “Journalist of the Year” in 1965 by The Capitol Press Club. He wrote columns twice a week for The Washington Post since 1966. In 1994, he won a Pulitzer Prize for “Distinguished Commentary.” Raspberry passed away on July 17, 2012, at the age of 76
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Harold Haizlip( Visual )

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

Educator Harold C. Haizlip was born in 1935, in Washington, D.C. Haizlip graduated from Amherst College with honors with his B.A. degree in Latin, Greek and classical philology. He went on to earn his M.A. degree in teaching and his Ph.D. degree in education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Upon graduation, Haizlip worked as education director at Action for Boston Community Development and as associate director of educational planning at Basic Systems, Inc. before being hired as headmaster of the New Lincoln School in New York City. In 1971, Haizlip was appointed Commissioner of Education for the U.S. Virgin Islands for St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John. From 2000 to 2002, he served as the executive director of the “I Have A Dream” Foundation of Los Angeles and Pasadena, California. In 2003, Haizlip was appointed executive director and corporate consultant for the After School Arts Program of LA’s BEST
The HistoryMakers video oral history with William T. Coleman, Jr( Visual )

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

Corporate lawyer and Cabinet Member William Thaddeus Coleman, Jr. was born July 7, 1920, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Coleman attended Germantown High School before entering the University of Pennsylvania. He earned his B.A. degree in 1941 and his L.L.B. degree from Harvard Law School in 1946. He met Thurgood Marshall and, throughout the 1950s, worked on civil rights cases, including five for the NAACP that led to Brown v. the Board of Education. In 1959, Eisenhower hired Coleman to work on the President’s commission on employment policy. In 1971, Coleman was elected president of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and, in 1975; Coleman became U.S. Secretary of transportation under President Gerald Ford. In 1976, Coleman returned to the private sector as head of the O’Melveny & Myers law firm. In 1995, Coleman was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He passed away March 31, 2017 at the age of 97
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Herman Russell( Visual )

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

Construction executive, civic leader and philanthropist Herman Russell was born in Atlanta on December 23, 1930. He learned the construction trade from his father, a plasterer. After his father's death in 1957, Russell took over the company and expanded it into a conglomerate. In 1963, he became the first black member, and later president, of the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. He also played a leading role in the modern civil rights movement, working very closely with the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. Russell served as a board member for various civic organizations, he founded the Herman J. Russell Entrepreneurial Scholarship Foundation. He has received numerous awards and recognitions. He and his wife, Otelia, resided in Atlanta and are parents of two sons and a daughter, executives with H. J. Russell & Co. Russell passed away November 15, 2014, at the age of 83
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Nathan Hare( Visual )

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

Psychologist Nathan Hare was born on April 9, 1933 in Slick, Oklahoma. He received his A.B. degree from Langston University. In 1957, Hare earned his M.A. degree and in 1962, received his Ph.D. degree in sociology from University of Chicago. He obtained another Ph.D. degree in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in 1975. He worked as assistant professor in sociology at Howard University from 1961 through 1967. In 1968, he became program coordinator of the first Black studies program in the United States at San Francisco State College. He resigned from SFSC in 1969 and founded the periodical, The Black Scholar: A Journal of Black Studies and Research. In 1975, Hare worked as a clinical psychologist. In 1979, he and his wife, Julia, co-founded “The Black Think Tank” to address issues plaguing African American communities. He authored several books including, The Endangered Black Family
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Reverend Benjamin Hooks( Visual )

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

Minister and civil rights activist Reverend Benjamin Hooks was born in Memphis, Tennessee on January 31, 1925. After earning his B.A. from Howard University, he attended DePaul University, earning his J.D. degree in 1948. After starting his own practice, in 1965, he became the first black criminal court judge in Tennessee. Hooks was also ordained as a minister in 1956 and divided his time between n Memphis and Detroit. In 1972, Hooks was appointed by President Richard Nixon as the first African American on the Federal Communications Commission. In 1977, he became the CEO of the NAACP where he remained for fifteen years. After leaving the NAACP, Hooks taught at Fisk University as a professor of social justice. The University of Memphis honored him with establishment of the Benjamin Hooks Institute for Social Change. He received numerous other honors. Hooks passed away on April 15, 2010 at age 85
The HistoryMakers video oral history with David Lattin( Visual )

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

Basketball player and foundation executive David Lattin was born on December 23, 1943 in Houston, Texas. He graduated from Evan E. Worthing Senior High School in 1963. After being named All-State and All-American in his junior and senior years, he accepted a Tennessee State University scholarship. Dissatisfied with the Tennessee team, he returned to Houston and played in the Amateur Athletic Union before accepting a full scholarship to Texas Western College in 1965. In 1966, he participated in the historic NCAA National Championship, the first college team to start five black players. Lattin left college in 1967 after being drafted by the San Francisco Warriors. After a successful athletic career, he returned to school to earn his B.S. degree in business administration. He started several business ventures, including Your Maison Housing. In 2007, Lattin was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and published Slam Dunk to Glory
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Jefferson Eugene Grigsby( Visual )

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

Artist and professor Jefferson Eugene Grigsby was born on October 17, 1918, in Greensboro, North Carolina. Grigsby received his B.A. degree from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia; his M.A. degree in art from Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio; and his Ph.D. from New York University in New York, New York. In 1946, Grigsby began working as an art teacher at Carver High School in Phoenix, Arizona; in 1954, he moved to Phoenix Union High School. In 1958, Grigsby taught art at the Brussels World Fair. While working at Arizona State University, Grigsby published Art and Ethics: Background for Teaching Youth in a Pluralistic Society. It was the first book ever written for art teachers by an African American artist and author. Grigsby was on the boards of numerous organizations, including the National Art Education Association. Grigsby passed away on June 9, 2013, at the age of 94
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Suzan-Lori Parks( Visual )

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

Theatrical playwright Suzan-Lori Parks was born on May 10, 1963 in Fort Knox, Kentucky. She attended college at Mount Holyoke, where she graduated with her B.A. degree in English and German literature in 1985. She moved to London and began her career as a playwright. In 1987, her script Betting on the Dust Commander was produced in New York, and two years later, her play Imperceptible Mutabilities in the Third Kingdom was awarded an Obie Award for Best Off-Broadway Play. In 1994, her script for The American Play was produced. In 2001, Parks’ play Topdog/Underdog was released to critical acclaim. She became the first African American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize. The following year, she was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship of $500,000. In 2003, Parks published Getting Mother’s Body, her first novel. Her 2014 play, Father Comes Home From the Wars, Parts 1, 2 & 3, was a finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize Award
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Ayoka Chenzira( Visual )

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

Art professor Ayoka Chenzira was born on November 8, 1953, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She studied film and photography at the College of New Rochelle in Westchester, New York. Chenzira received her M.A. degree in education from Columbia University and her B.F.A. degree in film production from New York University. She chaired the Department of Media and Communication Arts at the City College of New York, and co-created the City College of New York’s first M.F.A. in media arts production graduate program. She was the first William and Camille Cosby Endowed Professor in the Arts at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, where she served as creator and director of the Digital Moving Image Salon. She also created and co-directed Oral Narratives and Digital Technology, a joint venture between Spelman College and the Durham Institute of Technology. In 2014, she and her daughter released HERadventure, an interactive film and fantasy game, in 2014
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Jean Carne( Visual )

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

Singer and recording artist Jean Carne was born as Sean Jean Parker on March 15, 1947, in Columbus, Georgia. She attended Morris Brown College and planned to attend Juilliard School in New York. But those plans were interrupted when she married musician Doug Carne. Jean joined her husband's jazz fusion band and released three albums. Her voice, said to cover a five-octave range, attracted the attention of Earth, Wind and Fire. She sang back up on the band’s first two releases. She also toured with the Duke Ellington Orchestra. Carne recorded for several record labels, including Motownand Buddah, putting out a string of popular songs. In 1986, Carne joined Omni Records, which produced her first number-one hit, "Closer Than Close." She continued to record and released a greatest hits album. She toured nationally and internationally and worked with well-known artists such as Phyllis Hyman, Dizzy Gillespie and The Temptations
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Ishmael Reed( Visual )

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

Writer Ishmael Reed was born on February 22, 1938, in Chattanooga, Tennessee, to Thelma Virginia Coleman and Henry Lenoir. He grew up in Buffalo, New York, where he was encouraged to write while attending Millard Fillmore College and later SUNY Buffalo. In 1962, Reed moved to New York City, where he joined the Umbra poets. In 1967, he began teaching at the University of California at Berkeley. That same year, he published his first novel, The Free Lance Pallbearers. He gained recognition in the 1970s with the publishing of several other books, including his novels Mumbo Jumbo and Flight to Canada, and he co-founded the literary journal Yardbird with poet Al Young in 1971. In 1976, he co-founded the Before Columbus Foundation, which promotes contemporary American multicultural literature. Reed taught at a number of institutions and was a recipient of the MacArthur Genius Grant. He authored over thirty books
 
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