The HistoryMakers Video Oral History with Isaac Hayes


The HistoryMakers Video Oral History with Isaac Hayes


Film actor, musician and singer, and film score composer Isaac Hayes (1942 - 2008 ) was the first African American to win an Oscar for Best Song. In addition to his musical activities, Hayes was also a prolific actor and literacy advocate. Hayes was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on 6/25/2003, in Memphis, Tennessee. This collection is comprised of the video footage of the interview.

Total Sessions: 1; Total Tapes: 6; Total Run Time: 02h 52m 20s


SNAC Resource ID: 11634752

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Hayes, Isaac (person)

Musician, actor, and entertainer, Isaac Hayes, was born Isaac Lee Hayes, Jr., on August 20, 1942, in Covington, Tennessee. When his parents died at an early age, Hayes went to live with his grandparents in Memphis. Hayes was a good student in high school, wanting to be a doctor; in the ninth grade, however, he dropped out to earn money. Hayes later enrolled in a night school from which he earned his diploma in 1962.By the time Hayes was in his teens, he was adept at playing the piano, organ, and...