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The HistoryMakers Video Oral History With Phyllis Hicks

Hickey, Matthew; HistoryMakers (Video Oral History Collection)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Activist and columnist Phyllis Hicks was born on March 7, 1943 in Omaha, Nebraska. Hicks was a member of the NAACP Youth Chapter and the school paper staff at Omaha Technical High School. Graduating in 1961, she attended Peru State Teachers College and took a job with Power Electric Company. She joined Omaha Opportunities Industrialization Centers, Inc. in 1967 where she worked for thirty years. Hicks joined Sitel Corporation in 1998 as a quality assurance representative and trainer. At CSG Systems, Inc. she served as product support analyst. Longtime marketing director for the Omaha Star, the oldest and only African American newspaper in Omaha, Hicks wrote a column called "It's Just My Opinion." She was founder and mentor to "The Stepping Saints," drill team and received the Woman of the Year, the Black Heritage Award and the 2002 City of Omaha's Living the Dream Award.
Performers
Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Release Date
2016
Run Time
138 min.
Language
English
Variant Title
History Makers video oral history with Phyllis Hicks
Phyllis Hicks
Credits
Videographer, Matthew Hickey.
Published
Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Recording Info
Recorded Omaha, Nebraska 2007 October 5.
Description
1 online resource (5 video files (2 hr., 17 min., 51 sec.)) : sound, color
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