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The HistoryMakers Video Oral History With Wilhelmina Rolark

Lane, Edgar Carey; HistoryMakers (Video Oral History Collection)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Chief executive Wilhelmina Rolark was born on September 27, 1916 in Portsmouth, Virginia. In 1933, she graduated from high school. She attended Howard University from 1933-1937 earning a B.S. degree and M.A. degree in political science. In 1944, she earned her J.D. degree from the Robert H. Terrell Law School in Washington, D.C. In 1969, Rolark and her husband, the late Dr. Calvin Rolark, founded the United Black Fund, a non-profit organization that provides funding to community-based organizations. In 1970, she founded the National Association of Black Women Attorneys. In 1976, she was elected to Washington, D.C. city council, where she went on to serve four consecutive terms. In 1994, she was unanimously elected as the President /CEO, United Black Fund, a position she held for twelve years. Rolark also served on the National Board of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Rolark passed away on February 14, 2006, at the age of 89.
Performers
Racine Tucker Hamilton, interviewer.
Release Date
2016
Run Time
143 min.
Language
English
Variant Title
History Makers video oral history with Wilhelmina Rolark
Wilhelmina Rolark
Credits
Videographer, Edgar Carey Lane.
Published
Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Recording Info
Recorded Washington, District of Columbia 2004 May 19.
Description
1 online resource (5 video files (2 hr., 22 min., 38 sec.)) : sound, color
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