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The HistoryMakers Video Oral History With Samuel Massie

Stearns, Scott; HistoryMakers (Video Oral History Collection)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Professor and organic chemist Samuel Massie was born on July 3, 1919 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Graduating from high school at age thirteen, he attended AM&N College of Arkansas. There he received his B.A. degree in chemistry. He then attended Fisk University and Iowa State University where he received his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees, respectively, in organic chemistry. While in Iowa, Massie was invited to work on the Manhattan Project on the team that built the nation's first atomic bomb. After earning his Ph.D., Massie returned to Fisk University. In 1966, Massie became the first African American to teach at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland where he remained until 1994. Throughout his career, Massie was active in helping underprivileged youth. Massie was awarded the White House Initiative Lifetime Achievement Award and the NAACP Freedom Fund Award. Massie passed away in April 10, 2005 at age 85.
Performers
Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Release Date
2016
Run Time
94 min.
Language
English
Variant Title
History Makers video oral history with Samuel Massie
Samuel Massie
Credits
Videographer, Scott Stearns.
Published
Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Recording Info
Recorded Laurel, Maryland 2003 July 19.
Description
1 online resource (4 video files (1 hr., 33 min., 30 sec.)) : sound, color
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