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The HistoryMakers Video Oral History With Carl Spight

Stearns, Scott; HistoryMakers (Video Oral History Collection)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Academic administrator and professor Carl Spight was born on September 8, 1944 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Spight graduated from Arsenal High School, receiving his B.S. degree in electrical engineering with honors from Purdue University in 1966. He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in plasma physics from Princeton University in 1971. Spight taught at Southern University and then at Morehouse College from 1972 to 1980. In 1977, he served as a visiting physics professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Spight held high ranking administrative and teaching positions at several academic and private research institutions, including AMAF Industries, Sonicraft, Incorporated, Clark Atlanta University, Jackson and Tull, Incorporated, City Colleges of Chicago, and Chicago State University. A community leader and activist in Oak Park, Illinois, Spight co-authored the research study about the performance gap between black and white achievement at Oak Park and River Forest High School.
Performers
Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Release Date
2016
Run Time
200 min.
Language
English
Variant Title
History Makers video oral history with Carl Spight
Carl Spight
Credits
Videographer, Scott Stearns.
Published
Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Recording Info
Recorded Chicago, Illinois 2004 July 23.
Description
1 online resource (7 video files (3 hr., 19 min., 40 sec.)) : sound, color
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