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The HistoryMakers Video Oral History With Useni Eugene Perkins

Stearns, Scott; HistoryMakers (Video Oral History Collection)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Poet and youth worker Useni Eugene Perkins was born in Chicago on September 12, 1932 to sculptor Marion Perkins. His early exposure to the arts led to an interest in writing. Perkins earned his B.S. from George Williams College in 1963 and went on to work at the Henry Horner Chicago Boys Club. After earning his M.S. in 1966, Perkins ran the Better Boys Foundation of Chicago, working with community and educational development for troubled youth. Perkins later worked as a consultant and began writing poetry and plays. He became social director for the Chicago Urban League in 1986. In 1988, he moved to Oregon to become CEO of the Urban League of Portland. He returned to Chicago in 1990 as interim president of the DuSable Museum of African American History. Perkins established the Association for the Positive Development of African American Youth and became project director at Chicago State University's Family Life Center.
Performers
Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Release Date
2016
Run Time
180 min.
Language
English
Variant Title
History Makers video oral history with Useni Eugene Perkins
Useni Eugene Perkins
Credits
Videographer, Scott Stearns.
Published
Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Recording Info
Recorded Chicago, Illinois 2003 March 10.
Description
1 online resource (6 video files (2 hr., 59 min., 2 sec.)) : sound, color
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