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The HistoryMakers Video Oral History With James Cheek

Stearns, Scott; HistoryMakers (Video Oral History Collection)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
College president James Edward Cheek was born December 4, 1932, in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. He earned his B.A. degree from Shaw University in 1955; his M.Div. degree from Colgate Rochester University in 1958; and his Ph.D. degree from Drew University in 1962. Prior to college, Cheek served in the U. S. Air Force in Korea in 1951. He was named president of Shaw University in 1963. In 1968, he was appointed president of Howard University. During Cheek's twenty-year tenure at Howard, the student population increased by 3,500 and the number of colleges, research programs, faculty, and Ph.D. programs grew dramatically. Under Cheek, Howard's budget increased from $43 million to $417 million. He was named Washingtonian of the Year twice while he served as president of Howard, and was awarded the nation's highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Cheek passed away January 12, 2010 at age 77.
Performers
Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Sandra Ford Johnson, interviewer.
Release Date
2016
Run Time
214 min.
Language
English
Variant Title
History Makers video oral history with James Cheek
James Cheek
Credits
Videographer, Scott Stearns.
Published
Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Recording Info
Recorded Washington, District of Columbia 2003 September 16.
Recorded Washington, District of Columbia 2003 November 6.
Description
1 online resource (8 video files (3 hr., 33 min., 15 sec.)) : sound, color
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