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The HistoryMakers Video Oral History With Bishop Imagene Stewart

Stearns, Scott; Hickey, Matthew; HistoryMakers (Video Oral History Collection)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Civil rights activist and pastor Bishop Imagene Bigham Stewart was born on January 23, 1942 in Dublin, Georgia. Stewart arrived in Washington, D.C. in 1963 to participate in the March on Washington for jobs and freedom. After the march, she became ill and never returned home to Georgia. During the mid-1960s, Stewart became homeless and survived by living in Washington, D.C.'s Lincoln Park. She was later employed at the Government Printing Office where she worked full-time. In 1972, Stewart opened the House of Imagene Shelter and Women's Center. It was the first shelter founded by an African American woman in the Washington, D.C. area. Stewart later became the pastor of the Greater Pearly Gates Baptist Church. In 1992, she was honored with the prestigious Living Dream Award for her service to battered women and the homeless. Stewart passed away on May 30, 2012, at age 69.
Performers
Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Release Date
2016
Run Time
167 min.
Language
English
Variant Title
History Makers video oral history with Bishop Imagene Stewart
Bishop Imagene Stewart
Credits
Videographer, Scott Stearns.; Videographer, Matthew Hickey.
Published
Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Recording Info
Recorded Washington, District of Columbia 2008 April 28.
Recorded Washington, District of Columbia 2008 January 30.
Description
1 online resource (7 video files (2 hr., 46 min., 45 sec.)) : sound, color
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