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Stearns, Scott

Overview
Works: 1,336 works in 1,337 publications in 1 language and 54,830 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Oral histories  Internet videos 
Classifications: E185.97, 973.04960730092
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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 86 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 Chuck Stone( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor and newspaper columnist Chuck Stone was born Charles Sumner Stone, Jr. on July 21, 1924 in St. Louis, Missouri. After graduating from high school, he earned his A.B. degree from Wesleyan University in 1948 and his M.A. degree from the University of Chicago in 1951. He was a navigator in the Tuskegee Airmen. Stone was editor of the New York Age, the Washington Afro-American and the Chicago Defender and served as Special Assistant to Congressman Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. From 1972 to 1991, Stone was political columnist and Senior Editor at the Philadelphia Daily News. He was founding President of the National Association of Black Journalists and the first host of PBS’s Black Perspectives On The News. He served as the Walter Spearman Professor in the School of Mass Communications at the University of North Carolina until 2005. Stone passed away in 2014 at the age of 89
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Arthur Mitchell( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dancer, choreographer and artistic director Arthur Mitchell was born on March 27, 1934 in Harlem, New York. After graduating from the High School of Performing Arts in Manhattan in 1952, he received scholarships to the Dunham School and School of American Ballet. He danced in Broadway’s House of Flowers, and became the first African American permanent member of a major ballet company, the New York City Ballet (NYCB) when he performed in Western Symphony in 1955. George Balanchine choreographed Agon pas de deux, the first interracial duet in American ballet, for Mitchell and Diana Adams in 1957. Mitchell performed in numerous NYCB productions, including A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Bugaku. In 1969, Mitchell and Karel Shook co-founded Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH), the first black classical ballet company, producing well-received ballets such as Dougla, The Firebird, and Creole Giselle. In 2015, Columbia University acquired Mitchell’s archives, its first major dance collection
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Barbara Farmer( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Educator and professor Barbara W. Farmer was born on February 16, 1946, in Newport News, Virginia, to Rebecca and John Wilson. Farmer graduated from Huntington High School in Newport News in 1963. She went on to earn her B.S. degree in business education from Hampton University in 1967, her M.S. degree in education administration and supervision from North Carolina A & T State University, and her Ph.D. degree in educational leadership from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 1997, she became the first African American principal hired in the State College, Pennsylvania-area school district. Farmer also served as professor at Pennsylvania State University and hosted several shows produced by the university. In 2007, she co-edited Diversity in America: Visions of the Future, a textbook about various issues of diversity. Farmer and her husband, Edgar I., have had three children: Becky, Eric, and Edgar, Jr
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Reverend Dr. Latta Thomas( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chaplain professor Reverend Dr. Latta Roosevelt Thomas was born on October 12, 1927, in Union, South Carolina. He earned an A.A. degree from Friendship College in Rock Hill, South Carolina, in 1949. Thomas was salutatorian of his class at Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina, in 1951, where he received his B.A. degree. He earned his B.Div. degree from Colgate Rochester Seminary in 1955 and an S.T.M. degree from Andover Newton Theological Seminary in 1966. Thomas returned to South Carolina and taught at Benedict College, in addition to serving as pastor of Second Calvary Baptist Church in Columbia for more than twenty years. Thomas earned a D.Min. degree from Andover Newton in 1973. Thomas published numerous articles and two books. As a member of the Progressive National Baptist Convention, and the NAACP, Thomas was past chairman of the South Carolina Academy of Religion
The HistoryMakers video oral history with The Honorable Harry Sykes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civil leader and city administrator Harry Nash Sykes was born in 1927 in Starksville, Mississippi. Sykes attended Kentucky State University, receiving his B.A. degree in physical education in 1952. He earned his M.A. degree in mathematics from the University of Minnesota. Sykes played with the Harlem Globetrotters for three seasons before teaching high school mathematics in Lexington from 1954 to 1962. He entered the business world, working several different jobs until 1992. In 1963, Sykes was elected as the first African American councilman for the city of Lexington, serving four terms. Sykes was mayor pro-tem from1967 to 1969, acting city manager from 1972 to 1974 and the acting chief administrative officer from 1974 to 1975. Sykes served on various boards and commissions. In 1968, he founded the Lexington-Fayette County Urban League. Numerous awards and honors have recognized his good work. Sykes and his wife had five children. He passed away on November 28, 2012
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Reverend Dr. Jim Holley, Jr( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religious leader Reverend Dr. Jim Holley was born on December 5, 1943 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Holley received his B.S. degree and M.S. degree in international relations from Tennessee State University, his M.Div. degree from Chicago Theological Seminary, his Ph.D. degree in higher education from Wayne State University, and his D.Min. degree in economic development from Drew University. On June 9, 1972, Holley became pastor of Detroit’s Little Rock Baptist Church. In addition to his role as pastor, he served as Dean of the Ashland Theological Seminary, police commissioner, president of the Council of Baptist Pastors, president and CEO of Country Preacher Foods, Inc. He was named Michiganian of the Year by the Detroit News in 1990. He authored ten spiritually-focused books. In 2015, Holley stepped down as pastor of Detroit’s Little Rock Baptist Church when appointed by Mayor Mike Duggan to serve as Detroit’s director of community and civic affairs
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Marlene Owens Rankin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foundation executive Marlene Owens Rankin was born on April 19, 1939, in Cleveland, Ohio to track-star Jesse Owens. Moving to Chicago at an early age, Rankin returned to Ohio to attend Ohio State University. There she became the school's first African American homecoming queen in 1961. Rankin returned to Chicago that year to work with children as a social worker. By 1988, Rankin was the director of human resources at the Museum of Science and Industry. In 1990, she became the executive director of the Jesse Owens Foundation. The Foundation was established in her father’s memory in 1980 to perpetuate his spirit to a new generation and award scholarships to students across the United States. Rankin has been active with numerous organizations, including alumni associations at Ohio State and the University of Chicago. She has received numerous awards. Today’s Chicago Woman named her one of 100 Women Making a Difference
The HistoryMakers video oral history with The Honorable Royce West( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politician and lawyer Royce West was born on September 26, 1952 in Annapolis, Maryland. West attended the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received both his B.A. and M.A. degrees in sociology. He went on to receive his J.D. degree in 1979 before working in the Dallas County District Attorney’s office. While there, he became Texas’ first African American chief felony prosecutor. Beginning in 1993, West served in the Texas Senate representing the 23rd District, Dallas County. He was a member of Senate committees on Education, Finance, Health and Human Services, Higher Education, and served as Chair of Intergovernmental Relations. In 1994, West created the One Community-One Child Program, designed to increase both performance and attendance of students in school. That same year, he became the managing partner of West & Associates, a legal firm in Texas. West held Honorary Doctor of Law degrees from Paul Quinn College and Huston-Tillotson College
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Florida Yeldell( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Florida Jackson Yeldell was born in Georgetown, South Carolina, on January 2, 1915. Yeldell went to boarding school at Morris College at fifteen and later earned her A.B. degree in English from the school in 1936. She then taught elementary school for two years. During the Great Depression, Yeldell received a scholarship to attend Howard University, where she received her M.A. degree in history in 1941. After World War II, Yeldell began teaching at colleges in Texas with her longest stint at Prairie View A&M teaching Western civilization, U.S. history and social studies. She retired from the school in 1979 and ten years later moved back to her childhood home in South Carolina. In her retirement, Yeldell was active in volunteering and teaching about the life of blacks in Georgetown County. She passed away on May 25, 2006
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Alma Powell( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fiction writer and civic leader Alma Vivian Johnson Powell was born on October 27, 1937 in Birmingham, Alabama. She graduated from Parker High School in 1954, where her father was principal. She attended Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee at the age of sixteen. In 1957, Powell received her B.A. degree from Fisk University and worked as an audiologist between 1958 and 1962 for the Boston Guild for the Hard of Hearing. She met her future husband, General Colin Powell in 1962. They married the same year in Powell’s hometown of Birmingham. Powell is currently the co-chair of America’s Promise: The Alliance for Youth and is the author of several children’s books including America’s Promise and My Little Wagon. Powell served as vice chair of the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts and chair of the Pew Center for Civic Change.  Her three children include former chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Michael Powell
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Chester Grundy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Academic administrator Chester Grundy was born on August 22, 1947 in Louisville, Kentucky. He grew up in the city's California neighborhood and enrolled at the University of Kentucky where he graduated in 1969. Upon his father's death shortly afterwards, Grundy took a job with the university to help support his family. As director of the school's Office of African American Student Affairs, Grundy had responsibility for the creation of programs to bring African American culture to the campus. As interim vice president for student affairs at Kentucky State University, Grundy helped facilitate dialogue between the predominantly black school and the University of Kentucky. He was laid off in 2013, but promptly rehired after public protest. Outside of the university, Grundy co-founded the Roots & Heritage Festival and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Thomas Fleming( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journalist Thomas C. Fleming was born on November 29, 1907, in Jacksonville, Florida. He was the oldest and longest-serving black journalist in the country. After graduating from Chico High School in 1926, Fleming worked as a bellhop and later as a cook for the Southern Pacific Railroad. In the early 1930s, he began working as an unpaid writer for the Spokesman, a progressive black paper in San Francisco. In 1944, he became the founding editor of the Reporter, the only black paper in San Francisco at the time. It later merged with another black paper, the Sun, to become the Sun-Reporter. Fleming’s writing covered civil rights issues and gave an editorial voice to the Bay Area’s black communities. He retired as executive editor of the Sun-Reporter in 1997, although he continued to write for the syndicated column, "Reflections on Black History." Thomas Fleming passed away on November 21, 2006 at age 99
The HistoryMakers video oral history with The Honorable Melvin L. Watt( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politician Melvin Watt was born in rural North Carolina on August 26, 1945. One of three boys born to a single mother, he graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of North Carolina in 1963, earning a scholarship to Yale University Law School. In 1971, he joined the law firm of Chambers, Stein, Ferguson and Becton. Working as a civil rights attorney for twenty-two years, he accepted an appointment to the North Carolina State Senate in 1985. With his eldest son, Brian, as campaign manager, Watt completed a successful bid for State Representative of North Carolina's newly formed 12th District in 1992, becoming the second African American elected to Congress from North Carolina. Serving on the Judicial, Financial Services and Joint Economic committees, he resigned the House on January 6, 2014 when confirmed as head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Watt’s two sons, Brian and Jason, are both graduates of their father's alma mater, Yale University
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Reverend Dr. Marvin Griffin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Minister Reverend Marvin Griffin was born on February 20, 1923 in Wichita, Kansas. He attended public schools in Dallas, Texas before receiving his B.A. degree from Bishop College. Griffin went on to earn several more degrees, including his M.Div. degree from the Oberlin Graduate School of Theology, his M.R.E. degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and his D.Min. degree from the Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. From 1951 to 1969, Griffin served as pastor of the New Hope Baptist Church in Waco, Texas. In 1969, he began serving as pastor at the Ebenezer Baptist Church and sat on its Board of Directors. While a pastor, he raised funds to add a facility to the Ebenezer Child Development Center. On the thirty-third anniversary of his becoming pastor at Ebenezer, the ECDC building was named the Marvin C. Griffin building. Rev. Griffin passed away on December 25, 2013, at age 90
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Harold Haizlip( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 43 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 Harold Rogers( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor and activist Harold Rogers was born on December 25, 1942, in Cleveland. He completed his B.A. degree at Kent State University in 1967. In 1969, while teaching in Tanzania, Africa, Rogers got involved in the ANC and later set up the Midwest Chapter. In 1973, he earned his M.A. degree from the University of Chicago and joined the faculty at City Colleges of Chicago. He served as Chairman of the African American Studies Department for Olive-Harvey College since 1980. An active participant in international politics, Rogers was the Chicago spokesperson for the African National Congress of South Africa from 1972 to 1993. He was part of the U.S. delegation to South Africa's first democratic elections in 1994. Rogers' expertise in global trade and economics, multiculturalism in education, African history and African American history garnered him invitations to participate in international conferences, congressional panels and university symposia
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Zenobia Washington( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artist Zenobia Grant Washington was born in Newark, New Jersey on November 24, 1966. She graduated from Winyah Senior High School in Georgetown, South Carolina in 1984. In 1987, Washington received her A.B. degree from the Art and Fashion Institute in Atlanta. Following the death of her brother, Trevor in 1998, Washington began to create handmade dolls of traditional African American women that grew into a successful collection she calls Women of Inspiration, carrying such names as The Healer and The Washer Woman. The “amazing women” in her family, inspired Zenobia to create her dolls to “celebrate life.” Her artwork was featured in numerous art galleries and enjoyed in many private art collections around the world. Washington served on the Five Rivers Community Development Corporation's Board of Directors and was the art and culture editor for the International Association of Special Education's newsletter. Washington had one daughter with her husband, Willie
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Audrey Grevious( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civil rights activist and educator Audrey Grevious was born on September 30, 1930 in Lexington, Kentucky. After earning her B.A. degree from Kentucky State University and her M.A. degree from Eastern Kentucky University, Grevious began teaching. Much of her career was divided between serving as principal at Kentucky Village and teaching in the Fayette County School District. Grevious was also president of the Lexington NAACP during the height of the Civil Rights Movement. Under her leadership, the group organized protests in conjunction with the Congress on Racial Equality. After retiring from teaching, Grevious served on the boards of numerous organizations including The Humanitarium, a group devoted to celebrating culture and diversity. She also remained an active member of the NAACP. She passed away on January 6, 2017 at age 86
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Robert Jackson( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politician Robert Jackson was born on December 18, 1950 in New York City. In 1975, he graduated from the State University of New York at New Paltz. Jackson was elected to New York City’s Community School Board 6 in 1986. As president of the board in 1991, Jackson co-founded the Campaign for Fiscal Equity which sued the state over inadequate school funding in the landmark case Campaign for Fiscal Equity, Inc. v. State of New York (1995). In 2001, Jackson was elected to the New York City Council, serving until 2013, representing Washington Heights and parts of Harlem. Jackson continued to advocate for public education as chair of the education committee. Jackson was the sole Muslim member of the city council during his tenure. In 2003 and 2011, Jackson led two 150-mile protest marches from New York City to Albany, New York to publicize the underfunding of New York schools
 
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