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The HistoryMakers Video Oral History With Joseph Henry Beasley

Stearns, Scott; HistoryMakers (Video Oral History Collection)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Civil rights activist, deacon, and police superintendent Joseph Henry Beasley was born on December 27, 1936 in Fayetteville, Georgia. He attended the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and earned his B.S. degree in criminal justice from Park College in Kansas City, Kansas. In 1957, Beasley entered the U.S. Air Force. During his military service, Beasley founded several organizations to support African Americans servicemen. In 1976, Beasley began to work with Operation PUSH, co-founding the Kansas City chapter of Operation PUSH. In 1981, Beasley was named Executive Director of Operation PUSH's Atlanta chapter. In 1984 and 1988, he served as the Georgia Deputy Director for Reverend Jesse Jackson, Sr.'s presidential campaigns. In 1993, Beasley was hired as the chapter coordinator of the National Rainbow/PUSH Coalition in Atlanta; and, in 1995, became the organization's southern regional director. He later formed African Ascension to develop economic and political ties throughout Africa and the African Diaspora.
Performers
Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Release Date
2016
Run Time
176 min.
Language
English
Variant Title
History Makers video oral history with Joseph Henry Beasley
Joseph Henry Beasley
Credits
Videographer, Scott Stearns.
Published
Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Recording Info
Recorded Atlanta, Georgia 2005 June 22.
Description
1 online resource (6 video files (2 hr., 55 min., 35 sec.)) : sound, color
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