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The HistoryMakers Video Oral History With Ruby Nell Sales

Stearns, Scott; HistoryMakers (Video Oral History Collection)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Social activist Ruby Sales was born on July 8, 1948 in Jemison, Alabama. A participant in the civil rights movement since her teenage years, she was traumatized by the murder of her Caucasian colleague in rural Alabama during a voter registration drive in 1965. Sales attended Tuskegee Institute, Manhattanville College, Harrison, New York, and Princeton University, receiving her M.Div. degree from the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1998. Sales worked as director of the Citizens' Complaint Center in Washington, D.C. Sales taught history courses on the civil rights movement at the University of Maryland and served as director of Black Women's Voices and Images, and Women of All Colors. The founding director of SpiritHouse, a spiritually oriented group that works to organize and build community, Sales was selected to be one of 30 African Americans to be spotlighted in the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.
Performers
Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Release Date
2016
Run Time
169 min.
Language
English
Variant Title
History Makers video oral history with Ruby Nell Sales
Ruby Nell Sales
Credits
Videographer, Scott Stearns.
Published
Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Recording Info
Recorded Washington, District of Columbia 2003 September 15.
Description
1 online resource (6 video files (2 hr., 48 min., 27 sec.)) : sound, color
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