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The HistoryMakers video oral history with Alma Powell [electronic resource].

Other Title:
History Makers video oral history with Alma Powell
Alma Powell
Publication:
Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Format/Description:
Video
1 online resource (17 video files (8 hr., 39 min., 10 sec.)) : sound, color.
Subjects:
African Americans -- Interviews.
Powell, Alma -- Interviews.
Form/Genre:
Oral histories.
Internet videos.
System Details:
digital
video file
Summary:
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.
Participant:
Julieanna L. Richardson, interviewer.
Credits:
Videographer, Scott Stearns.
Notes:
Recorded McLean, Virginia 2006 February 2.
Recorded McLean, Virginia 2006 February 3.
Contributor:
Powell, Alma, interviewee.
Richardson, Julieanna L., interviewer.
Stearns, Scott, director of photography.
HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection), production company.
OCLC:
998758059
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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