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Stearns, Scott

Overview
Works: 1,336 works in 1,337 publications in 1 language and 44,636 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 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corporate executive Shelley Stewart, Jr. was born on April 16, 1953 on Long Island, New York. He earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees in criminal justice from Northeastern University in 1975 and 1978, respectively, and his M.B.A. degree in business administration in 1990 from the University of New Haven. Stewart joined United Technologies in 1982, serving as director of worldwide sourcing, and held positions in operations and supply chain at Norden Systems, Hamilton Sunstrand, and UTC Corporate. He went on to serve as vice president of supply chain for Raytheon in 2000, and as senior vice president of supply chain at Invensys in 2002. He became senior vice president of operational excellence, chief procurement officer, and vice president of supply chain for Tyco Industries in 2003. Stewart joined E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company in 2012 as vice president of sourcing and logistics and chief procurement officer
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Florida Yeldell( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 35 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 The Honorable Vaino Spencer( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judge Vaino Hassan Spencer was born on July 22, 1920 in Los Angeles, California. Spencer graduated from Polytechnic High School in 1938 and received her A.A. degree from Los Angeles City College in 1949. Spencer obtained her L.L.B. degree from Southwestern University School of Law in 1952. In 1961, Spencer worked as a general practice attorney of law in Los Angeles. Spencer served as a municipal court judge for the Los Angeles Judicial District until 1976. She was appointed to the Los Angeles County Superior Court and served until 1980. This distinction marked Spencer the first African American woman to sit on the bench in California. In 1979, Spencer and Presiding Justice Joan Dempsey Klein, founded the National Association of Women Judges. In 1980, Spencer began serving as the Presiding Judge of the Division One California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, a position she held for over twenty years
The HistoryMakers video oral history with The Honorable Melvin L. Watt( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 35 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. Jim Holley, Jr( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 35 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 Robert Jackson( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 35 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
The HistoryMakers video oral history with The Honorable Harry Sykes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 35 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 Zenobia Washington( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 35 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 Reverend Dr. Latta Thomas( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 35 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 Reverend Dr. Elaine Flake( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Minister and civic leader Reverend Elaine Flake was born July 2, 1948, in Memphis, Tennessee. Elaine received her B.A. degree in English from Fisk University and her M.A. degree in English from Boston University. She completed her M.Div degree from the Union Theological Seminary and was awarded an honorary D.D degree from United Theological Seminary. Flake and her husband, former Congressman Reverend Floyd Flake, became co-pastors of the Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral in 1976, one of the largest churches in the United States. Flake also co-founded the Allen Christian School in 1983, and became its educational director. Since 1999, she has been a contributor to books including the Women of Color Study Bible and Souls of My Sisters: Black Women Break Their Silence, Tell Their Stories, and Heal Their Spirits. In 2007, she authored God in Her Midst: Preaching Healing to Hurting Women. She has also served as the national chaplain of The Links, Inc
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Reverend Dr. Marvin Griffin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 35 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 Barbara Farmer( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 35 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 Herman Russell( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 35 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 Harold Rogers( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 35 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 Betty Gross( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nurse and nursing education administrator Betty Gross was born on October 24, 1914 in Rock Island, Illinois. After high school in 1933, Gross followed her sister into nursing. From 1940 until 1942, Gross worked as a staff nurse at Provident Hospital. She took a break to continue her education at Howard University in Washington, D.C. She received her degree in sociology with a minor in psychology in 1946. In 1951, she received her B.S. degree in nursing from Loyola University. In 1957, she earned her M.S. degree from DePaul University. For thirty-one years at Provident Hospital, she moved up from staff nurse to director of nursing and nursing education. During her career, Gross helped establish two allergy clinics, one at Provident and the other at Howard University’s Freedmen Hospital. In 1977, she left Provident and became a lecturer at Chicago State University. Gross passed away on May 16, 2005 at age 90
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Marlene Owens Rankin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 35 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 35 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 Kathleen McGhee-Anderson( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Screenwriter and producer Kathleen McGhee-Anderson was born in San Antonio, Texas and raised in Detroit, Michigan. She received her B.A. degree in English from Spelman College in 1972 and her M.F.A. degree in film directing-scholarship and criticism from Columbia University in 1974. After briefly working as a film editor for ABC affiliate stations in Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles, California, McGhee-Anderson began writing screenplays for televisions shows on several different networks. Her screenwriting credits include both sitcoms and dramatic television shows and miniseries. She wrote episodes for Little House on the Prairie, Touched by an Angel, The Cosby Show, and The Fosters among others. McGhee-Anderson also served as executive producer for Soul Food, Lincoln Heights, and Greenleaf. Along with her writing credits in televisions, McGhee-Anderson’s credits also include theater works, novels and films include The Color of Courage, which deals with her grandparents’ landmark U.S. Supreme Court case
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Harold Haizlip( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 35 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 Alma Powell( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 35 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
 
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