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The HistoryMakers Video Oral History With Fred Hunter

Hickey, Matthew; HistoryMakers (Video Oral History Collection)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Corporate executive and entrepreneur Frederick Hunter was born on June 15, 1936 in Ashville, North Carolina. His family moved to Evanston, Illinois where he graduated from Evanston Township High School in 1954. After enlisting for three years with the United States Marines, he enrolled at Illinois State University where he graduated with his B.A. degree in social science in 1962. After a brief teaching career, Hunter worked as a salesman for Amoco Oil Company in 1965. In 1969, Hunter has his own Amoco filling station. Hunter earned his M.A. degree in public administration at Roosevelt University. Because of a lack of government jobs in the 1980s, Hunter took a part-time job delivering papers for the Chicago Tribune. He rose up through the corporate ranks to become the first director of diversity management in 1996 for the Chicago Tribune. After working to diversify and mentor dozens of employees at the Chicago Tribune, Hunter retired in 2000.
Performers
Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Release Date
2016
Run Time
146 min.
Language
English
Variant Title
History Makers video oral history with Fred Hunter
Fred Hunter
Credits
Videographer, Matthew Hickey.
Published
Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Recording Info
Recorded Chicago, Illinois 2007 April 24.
Description
1 online resource (5 video files (2 hr., 25 min., 40 sec.)) : sound, color
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