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The HistoryMakers video oral history with Capt. William "Bill" Pinkney [electronic resource].

Other Title:
History Makers video oral history with Capt. William "Bill" Pinkney
Capt. William "Bill" Pinkney
Publication:
Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Format/Description:
Video
1 online resource (8 video files (3 hr., 49 min., 12 sec.)) : sound, color.
Subjects:
African Americans -- Interviews.
Pinkney, Bill (William) -- Interviews.
Form/Genre:
Oral histories.
Internet videos.
System Details:
digital
video file
Summary:
Sailor William Pinkney was born September 15, 1935, in Chicago. Upon graduating from high school, Pinkney joined the Navy and served for eight years. In 1964, Pinkney began a career in the cosmetics industry, but his true passion remained sailing. After retiring in 1983, Pinkney decided he would attempt to sail around the world alone to encourage his grandchildren to think and do the impossible. In 1990, he embarked on his twenty-two-month voyage around the globe, successfully becoming the first African American to solo-circumnavigate by going around Cape Horn. In 1999, Pinkney embarked on an educational voyage with the Freedom Schooner Amistad, partnering with PBS and teachers across the country making a documentary to show the journey of the Middle Passage slave route. A motivational speaker, Pinkney received numerous awards for his work in education and his achievements. He also published a first-grade textbook about his adventures, available in more than 5,000 schools across the country.
Participant:
Julieanna L. Richardson, interviewer.
Credits:
Videographer, Matthew Hickey.
Notes:
Recorded Chicago, Illinois 2003 August 8.
Recorded Chicago, Illinois 2003 August 9.
Contributor:
Pinkney, Bill (William), interviewee.
Richardson, Julieanna L., interviewer.
Hickey, Matthew, director of photography.
HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection), production company.
OCLC:
998757212
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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