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The HistoryMakers Video Oral History With Larry Huggins

Stearns, Scott; HistoryMakers (Video Oral History Collection)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Construction entrepreneur Larry Andrew Huggins was born on February 5, 1950 in Chicago, Illinois. He graduated from Englewood High School in 1968 and continued his education at Washburne Trade School where he received his painter's certificate in 1972. Huggins established Riteway Painting and Decorating in 1983. His company eventually acquired many of Chicago's important construction projects, including the Chicago Board of Trade building and the Harold Washington Library. Huggins was a founding member of Black Contractors United. Riteway-Huggins Construction won contracts to many projects in Chicago, including municipal, residential and commercial ventures as well those involving the construction of affordable housing units. Huggins became the first African American to sit on the board of Chicago's commuter rail system, Metra. Devoted to the betterment of his childhood Englewood neighborhood, Huggins created a $10,000 yearly scholarship fund for students who attend o his alma mater, Chicago's Englewood High School.
Performers
Julieanna L. Richardson, interviewer.
Release Date
2016
Run Time
206 min.
Language
English
Variant Title
History Makers video oral history with Larry Huggins
Larry Huggins
Credits
Videographer, Scott Stearns.
Published
Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Recording Info
Recorded Chicago, Illinois 2008 February 4.
Description
1 online resource (7 video files (3 hr., 25 min., 46 sec.)) : sound, color
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