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The HistoryMakers Video Oral History With Patricia Hill

Stearns, Scott; HistoryMakers (Video Oral History Collection)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Police officer Patricia Hill was born on July 10, 1951 in Chicago. Hill graduated in 1968 from Harlan High School where she excelled in track and field. She attended Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, but returned home to finish her B.S. degree at Chicago State University. She used her degree to become a public school teacher in 1974. In the 1970s, Hill was a pioneer in women's professional basketball as a member of the "Debs". Hill then turned to a career in law enforcement in 1986. An outspoken Chicago police officer, Hill served as both president and executive director of the African-American Police League championing issues of police brutality. She was a bodyguard to Chicago's first black mayor, Mayor Harold Washington. A member of the Black United Front and the National Black Police Association, Hill also worked with Demico Youth, a cultural arts program serving the Cabrini Green housing project.
Performers
Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Release Date
2016
Run Time
118 min.
Language
English
Variant Title
History Makers video oral history with Patricia Hill
Patricia Hill
Credits
Videographer, Scott Stearns.
Published
Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Recording Info
Recorded Chicago, Illinois 2002 June 25.
Description
1 online resource (4 video files (1 hr., 57 min., 32 sec.)) : sound, color
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