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The HistoryMakers Video Oral History With John Lassiter

Stearns, Scott; HistoryMakers (Video Oral History Collection)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Financial counselor and insurance executive John Lassiter was born on April 18, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois. Lassiter earned his B.S. degree in statistical economics from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1959. He earned his CLU and ChFC from American College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Lassiter worked for the U.S. Department of Labor and Social Security Administration from 1959 until 1963 when he became one of the first African Americans hired by Prudential Insurance. Between 1964 and 1965, Lassiter sold over two million dollars of life insurance. In 1968, as a supervisor, he won the Prudential President's Trophy. In the 1960s, Lassiter joined CORE, the NAACP and the Urban League. In 1984, Lassiter retired from Prudential and founded Lassiter Enterprises. On the board of Trinity Hospital and Chicago Youth Centers, he also served on the Presidential Advisory Committee of Chicago State University. Lassiter passed away on August 26, 2005 at age 68.
Performers
Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Release Date
2016
Run Time
117 min.
Language
English
Variant Title
History Makers video oral history with John Lassiter
John Lassiter
Credits
Videographer, Scott Stearns.
Published
Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Recording Info
Recorded Chicago, Illinois 2004 January 20.
Recorded Chicago, Illinois 2004 February 11.
Description
1 online resource (5 video files (1 hr., 56 min., 22 sec.)) : sound, color
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