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The HistoryMakers Video Oral History With J. Herman Blake

Hickey, Matthew; HistoryMakers (Video Oral History Collection)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
University president and sociology professor John Herman Blake was born on March 15, 1934, in Mount Vernon, New York. He received his B.A. degree in sociology from New York University after serving with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Blake received his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in sociology from the University of California at Berkley in 1965 and 1972, respectively. He then worked for eighteen years as an assistant professor of sociology at the University of California Santa Cruz, becoming the first African American faculty member and the founding provost of Oakes College at UCSC. After leaving Santa Cruz, Blake became president of Tougaloo College, and also held positions at Swarthmore College, Indiana University and Iowa State University. He was later named the scholar-in-residence and director of the Sea Island Institute at the University of South Carolina at Beaufort; and, in 2007, he was appointed as the humanities scholar-in-residence at the Medical University of South Carolina in 2007.
Performers
Denise Gines, interviewer.
Release Date
2016
Run Time
223 min.
Language
English
Variant Title
History Makers video oral history with J. Herman Blake
J. Herman Blake
Credits
Videographer, Matthew Hickey.
Published
Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Recording Info
Recorded Beaufort, South Carolina 2007 January 31.
Description
1 online resource (8 video files (3 hr., 42 min., 44 sec.)) : sound, color
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