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Series III: Interviews (continued)
Sidney Poitier oral history interview conducted by Camille O. Cosby, 2004-10-27
AFC 2004/007: 091
Sidney Poitier was an actor, director, producer and writer.
The interview includes Sidney Poitier's memories of growing up in the Bahamas, dropping out of school as a child to work and moving to New York on his own. He recalls working as a dishwasher, serving in the army and his first unsuccessful auditions at the American Negro Theater. He discusses his success on Broadway, traveling to South Africa, and his more famous roles that broke down barriers in Hollywood for African Americans.
Catalog Record: http://lccn.loc.gov/2010655294
BOX-FOLDER 11/113 Manuscripts
1 transcript (58 pages)
BOX-FOLDER 29/411 Graphic Images
19 photographs : color ; 4 x 6 in.
3 photographs : digital, jpeg files, color
Moving Images
9 videocassettes of 9 (Betacam SP) (270 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in. camera master
AFC 2004/007: 091.MV.001
AFC 2004/007: 091.MV.002
AFC 2004/007: 091.MV.003
AFC 2004/007: 091.MV.004
AFC 2004/007: 091.MV.005
AFC 2004/007: 091.MV.006
AFC 2004/007: 091.MV.007
AFC 2004/007: 091.MV.008
AFC 2004/007: 091.MV.009
Alvin Poussaint oral history interview conducted by Renee Poussaint, 2005-05-19
AFC 2004/007: 092
Alvin Poussaint was a psychiatrist specializing in African American mental health.
The interview includes Alvin Poussaint's memories of growing up in Harlem, New York, his childhood illness and going to Camp Wochica for the children of leftists. He recalls attending Columbia University and Cornell University Medical School, his brother's drug addiction and mental illness, his efforts to desegregate hospitals and working in a medical clinic for civil rights workers in Mississippi. He discusses the march to support James Meredith, rifts within the civil rights movement, and his work as a consultant for the Cosby Show.
Catalog Record: http://lccn.loc.gov/2010655551
BOX-FOLDER 11/114 Manuscripts
1 transcript (107 pages)
BOX-FOLDER 29/412 Graphic Images
45 photographs : digital, jpeg files, color
Moving Images
7 videocassettes of 7 (Betacam SP) (210 min.) sound, color ; 1/2 in. camera master
AFC 2004/007: 092.MV.001
AFC 2004/007: 092.MV.002
AFC 2004/007: 092.MV.003
AFC 2004/007: 092.MV.004
AFC 2004/007: 092.MV.005
AFC 2004/007: 092.MV.006
AFC 2004/007: 092.MV.007
Ernesta Procope oral history interview conducted by Renee Poussaint, 2004-04-08
AFC 2004/007: 093
Ernesta Procope was an insurance agent, real estate broker and the first African American owner of a Wall Street business.
The interview includes Ernesta Procope's memories of growing up in Brooklyn, New York, taking piano lessons and meeting her husband. She recalls her start as a real estate agent, starting her own insurance company, E.G. Bowman and lobbying for a state law that barred insurance companies from denying coverage to minorities. She discusses working with the New York Housing Authority, moving her business to Wall Street, and her opinions on affirmative action.
Catalog Record: http://lccn.loc.gov/2010655296
BOX-FOLDER 11/115 Manuscripts
1 transcript (54 pages)
BOX-FOLDER 29/413 Graphic Images
10 photographs : digital, jpeg files, color
Moving Images
3 videocassettes of 3 (Betacam SP) (90 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in. camera master
AFC 2004/007: 093.MV.001
AFC 2004/007: 093.MV.002
AFC 2004/007: 093.MV.003
Charles Rangel oral history interview conducted by Renee Poussaint, 2004-04-07
AFC 2004/007: 094
Charles Rangel was a lawyer and U.S. Congressman from New York.
The interview includes Charles Rangel's memories of growing up in Harlem, New York and his first jobs. He recalls his army service in Korea and later attending college and law school in New York. He discusses becoming a U.S. Attorney and running against Adam Clayton Powell for U.S. Congress. He also discusses the changes in New York City, passing the Empowerment Zone Act and his opposition to the Iraq War.
Catalog Record: http://lccn.loc.gov/2010655512
BOX-FOLDER 11/116 Manuscripts
1 transcript (67 pages)
BOX-FOLDER 29/414 Graphic Images
43 photographs : color ; 4 x 6 in.
4 photographs : digital, jpeg files, color
Moving Images
5 videocassettes of 5 (Betacam SP) (150 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in. camera master
1 videocassette of 1 (DV) (186 min.) : sound, color ; 1/4 in. edited master
AFC 2004/007: 094.MV.001
AFC 2004/007: 094.MV.002
AFC 2004/007: 094.MV.003
AFC 2004/007: 094.MV.004
AFC 2004/007: 094.MV.005
AFC 2004/007: 094.MV.006
Della Reese oral history interview conducted by Renee Poussaint, 2004-05-21
AFC 2004/007: 095
Della Reese was an actress, singer and minister.
The interview includes Della Reese's memories of growing up in Detroit, Michigan, and singing at the choir in her church and with the Meditation Singers. She recalls her mother's death, leaving her abusive first husband and her first major singing tour with Nat King Cole and Erskine Hawkins. She discusses adopting her niece, her acting career and becoming an ordained minister.
Catalog Record: http://lccn.loc.gov/2010655528
BOX-FOLDER 11/117 Manuscripts
1 transcript (54 pages)
BOX-FOLDER 29/415 Graphic Images
54 photographs : digital, jpeg files, color
Moving Images
6 videocassettes of 6 (Betacam SP) (180 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in. camera master
AFC 2004/007: 095.MV.001
AFC 2004/007: 095.MV.002
AFC 2004/007: 095.MV.003
AFC 2004/007: 095.MV.004
AFC 2004/007: 095.MV.005
AFC 2004/007: 095.MV.006
Lloyd Richards oral history interview conducted by Renee Poussaint, 2004-04-06
AFC 2004/007: 096
Lloyd Richards was a Broadway actor, director and drama professor.
The interview includes Lloyd Richards' memories of growing up in Toronto, Canada and Detroit, Michigan where he attended Wayne State University and began to act in plays. He recalls serving as a Tuskegee Airman during World War II and moving to New York to take acting classes and start his theater career. He discusses meeting his wife Barbara and his friendship with Sidney Poitier. He also discusses becoming the first African American to direct a Broadway play, Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun," and his work with playwright August Wilson.
Catalog Record: http://lccn.loc.gov/2010655495
BOX-FOLDER 11/118 Manuscripts
1 transcript (46 pages)
BOX-FOLDER 29/416 Graphic Images
35 photographs : color ; 4 x 6 in.
1 photograph : digital, jpeg files, color
Moving Images
5 videocassettes of 5 (Betacam SP) (150 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in. camera master
1 videocassette of 1 (DVCAM) (184 min.) : sound, color ; 1/4 in. edited master
AFC 2004/007: 096.MV.001
AFC 2004/007: 096.MV.002
AFC 2004/007: 096.MV.003
AFC 2004/007: 096.MV.004
AFC 2004/007: 096.MV.005
AFC 2004/007: 096.MV.006
Faith Ringgold oral history interview conducted by Renee Poussaint, 2004-03-12
AFC 2004/007: 097
Faith Ringgold was an artist, quilter and writer.
The interview includes Faith Ringgold's memories of growing up in Harlem, New York, attending the City College of New York and becoming an art teacher. She recalls quitting her teaching job to become a professional artist and the racism and sexism in the art world. She discusses her artwork with quilting, raising her daughters and writing the children's book, "Tar Beach."
Catalog Record: http://lccn.loc.gov/2010655529
BOX-FOLDER 11/119 Manuscripts
1 transcript (37 pages)
BOX-FOLDER 29/417 Graphic Images
25 photographs: color ; 4 x 6 in.
26 photographs : digital, jpeg files, color
Moving Images
7 videocassettes of 7 (Betacam SP) (210 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in. camera master
AFC 2004/007: 097.MV.001
AFC 2004/007: 097.MV.002
AFC 2004/007: 097.MV.003
AFC 2004/007: 097.MV.004
AFC 2004/007: 097.MV.005
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