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The HistoryMakers Video Oral History With C. Lamont Smith

Stearns, Scott; HistoryMakers (Video Oral History Collection)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Talent agent C. Lamont Smith was born on June 24, 1957. He graduated from Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia with his B.A. degree in communications in 1978. Smith worked as a production assistant at WATL-TV and an usher for the Atlanta Hawks. These experiences convinced him to pursue a career in sports management, he enrolled at Howard University Law School in Washington, D.C., and graduated in 1984. For the next three years, Smith worked in the sports marketing department of the law firm Gorsuch, Kirgis, Campbell, Walker & Grover. In 1987, he founded his own agency, All Pro Sports and Entertainment. Smith represented star running back Barry Sanders, who became the NFL's highest paid player in 1997, for most of Sanders' career. Smith's other clients included Eddie George, Jerome Bettis, Braylon Edwards and Trevor Pryce. Smith was the former chairman of the Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association.
Performers
Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Release Date
2016
Run Time
196 min.
Language
English
Variant Title
History Makers video oral history with C. Lamont Smith
C. Lamont Smith
Credits
Videographer, Scott Stearns.
Published
Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Recording Info
Recorded Denver, Colorado 2016 September 23.
Recorded Denver, Colorado 2016 September 24.
Description
1 online resource (8 video files (3 hr., 15 min., 10 sec.)) : sound, color
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