Marlon Riggs Collection 1957-1994
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Activist, author, and professor, Angela Davis was born in Birmingham, Alabama, on January 26, 1944, the daughter of two teachers. Active at an early age in the Black Panthers and the Communist Party, Davis also formed an interracial study group and volunteered for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee while still in high school. At fifteen, after earning a scholarship, Davis traveled to New York to complete high school. In 1960, Davis traveled to Germany to study for two years, and then ...
William Henry Cosby, Jr. (Bill) was born in 1937 in Philadelphia. He attended Temple University and received his M.A. and Ed.D. from the University of Massachusetts. He is a noted comedian, actor, and writer. In the early 1970s Cosby created the cartoon character of Fat Albert who gave Cosby the opportunity to present his views on how to handle such childhood problems as lying, stealing, and safety.Biographical source: Something About the Author, Volume 110, p. 65-71. From the descri...
Epithet: widow of Captain John Watkins, RN British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000979.0x0000a6 ...
Patrick Joseph Buchanan (b. 1938), politician, journalist, syndicated columnist, and television commentator, served as Executive Assistant to Richard M. Nixon from 1966 to 1969. He also served as Special Assistant to President Nixon from 1969 to 1973; consultant to Presidents Nixon and Gerald R. Ford from 1973 to 1974; and Assistant to President Reagan and Director of Communications in the White House, 1985 to 1987. He was a candidate for the Republican Nomination for President in 1992 and 1996,...
Black activist. From the description of Radio broadcast of an interview with Malcolm X, 1962. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309736449 Black nationalist. From the description of Reminiscences of Malcolm X : lecture, [196-?]. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122513305 African American nationalist leader and minister of the Nation of Islam who sought to broaden the civil rights struggle ...
Henry was a television producer and director. From the description of Scripts, 1963-1970. (University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center). WorldCat record id: 29984210 ...
Wayne T. Corbitt was born in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1952. He settled in San Francisco in 1976 and began writing in 1980, while supporting himself as a cook. Following his diagnosis with AIDS in 1989, Corbitt devoted himself full time to his public performances. His works include "Blackbird's boogie in the black moonlight," "Waves of gravity and time: the gospel according to Wayne," and "Crying holy." From the description of Wayne T. Corbitt papers, 1980-1997. (University of Califor...
Actress and fiction writer Denise Nicholas was born Donna Denise Nicholas on July 12th in Detroit, Michigan to Louise and Otto Nicholas. She grew up in Milan, Michigan, just south of Ann Arbor. After she graduated from Milan High School, she attended the University of Michigan. In 1963, she met Gilbert Moses, then a stage actor. The two married, and in 1964, Nicholas and Moses moved to Jackson, Mississippi.Nicholas joined Moses' Free Southern Theater and with a small troupe of actors performed s...
Biographical/Historical note Hanya Holm (born March 3, 1893, Worms, Germany – died November 3, 1992, New York City) is known as one of the "Big Four" founders of American modern dance. She was a dancer, choreographer, and above all, a dance educator. From the guide to the Hanya Holm archives [videorecording], 1985, (Department of Special Collections and University Archives) ...
Biographical Information Barbara Christian was born on December 12, 1943 in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. She earned her Ph.D. in English Literature from Columbia University in 1970; a year later, she became an assistant professor at U.C. Berkeley. She was a prominent figure in establishing the African American Studies Department, and in 1978 she became the first African American woman at Berkeley to receive tenure. In 1986, she became a full p...
African American Studies scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. was born in Keyser, West Virginia on September 16, 1950, the son of Henry Louis Gates Sr. and Pauline Augusta Coleman. Gates first enrolled in college at Potomac State College in 1968, before transferring to Yale University in 1969. In 1970, he received a fellowship from Yale that would allow him to work and travel in Africa. Gates graduated from Yale in 1973, receiving his B.A. degree in History. Gates was also honored in 1973 with an Andre...
Painter, sculptor; New York, N.Y. From the description of Oral history interview with Faith Ringgold, 1972. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78626503 b. 1934. From the description of Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. (Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)). WorldCat record id: 122344993 Afro-American painter, sculptor, performance artist; New York, N.Y.; b. 1930. From the description of Oral history interviews with Faith Ringgold, 1989 Se...
Psychiatrist, educator, and writer. Born 1934. From the description of Papers of Alvin F. Poussaint. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71132899 ...
Professor, founder, and author Molefi Kete Asante was born on August 14, 1942 in Valdosta, Georgia to Arthur Lee and Lillie B. Wilkson-Smith. He is the fourth of sixteen children. At the age of eleven, Asante attended Nashville Christian Institute, a religious boarding school for black students. At the age of eighteen, Asante embarked upon his journey to study African history and culture. He attended Southwestern Christian College where he obtained his A.A. degree in l962, and later graduated fr...
George M. Fredrickson, the Edgar E. Robinson Professor of United States History (emeritus) at Stanford University, earned his A.B. (1956) and Ph.D. (1964) from Harvard; he matriculated as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Oslo (1956-7) and was awarded an honorary M.A. from Oxford University in 1988. He taught at Harvard and Northwestern before joining the history faculty at Stanford in 1984. He has published seven books on the Civil War, African American history, and racism and published ...
Marlon Troy Riggs (3 February 1957 - 5 April 1994) was a gay African-American filmmaker, educator, poet, and gay rights activist. He also produced, wrote, and directed several television documentaries. From the description of Marlon Riggs archive, including papers, videos, and personal items, 1957-1994. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754865939 Filmography Long Train Running: The Story of the Oakland Blues, 1981. (Co-produ...
Dancer, choreographer, and dance historian. Studied at the Pennsylvania Ballet School and with the Joffrey Ballet. Performed and taught in Amsterdam, London, St. Thomas, New York, and Philadelphia between 1967 and 1972. Created and directed a successful touring show on the history of travelling minstrel shows in America. From the description of Papers, 1975-1980. (Museum of Performance & Design). WorldCat record id: 430364178 ...
Diahann Carroll is the consummate entertainer. So varied and dynamic are her gifts that she continually astounds fans and critics alike with her versatility and magnetism. She is one of America's major performing talents appearing in nightclubs, the Broadway stage, a Las Vegas headliner, motion pictures and television. Diahann Carroll is a Tony Award winner, an Emmy and Grammy nominee, a Golden Globe winner and a Best Actress Oscar nominee.Her television nominations go back to 1963 and in 1968, ...
Author, folklorist, anthropologist. Born in Eatonville, Florida; educated at Barnard College and Colombia University. Did research on African-American folklore in the American South, Haiti, and the West Indies. Published works include: Of Mules and Men (1935); Jonah's Gourd Vine (1934); Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937), Moses: Man of the Mountain (1939), Seraph on the Suwanee (1948); and her autobiography Dust Tracks on a Road (1943). Hurston also wrote short stories, plays, and non-fiction a...
Almost a lifelong New Yorker, Ruby Dee was born Ruby Ann Wallace on October 27, 1924 in Cleveland, Ohio. Her family soon moved to New York, and Dee was raised during the golden age of Harlem. After high school, she attended New York's Hunter College, graduating in 1945. Expressive and literate, Dee was drawn to the theatre while still a college student. Dee acted in small Shakespearian productions and landed a role in the play,South Pacificin 1943. She also began to study with the American Negro...
A musician and composer whose one-man shows delighted and edified thousands of school children in the Bay Area. In the mid-1980s he developed an original one-man show called "Tryin' to get home" which was based on African American songs. Mr. Black was born in Chicago, received a BA from Stanford in 1975 and an MA in folklore from U.C. Berkeley. From the description of Kerrigan Black papers, 1963-1993. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122500284 Biog...
Born Yves Francois Lubin in Haiti in 1957, Assotto Saint was a New York-based gay activist, poet and performance artist who edited two anthologies of black gay poets in the early 1990s. He founded a publishing house, Galiens Press, which published his book of poems "Stations" and the anthologies "Here to Dare" and "The Road Before Us." In addition, Saint also wrote and produced several theater pieces, including "Risin' to the Love We Need" and "New Love Song." Saint was the founder and artistic ...
Born in Philadelphia in 1954, Joseph Beam was an African-American gay rights activist and author who worked to foster greater acceptance of gay life in the black community by relating the gay experience with the struggle for civil rights in the United States. After his graduation from Franklin College in rural Indiana in 1976, Beam began working at Giovanni's Room, a gay and lesbian bookstore in Philadelphia, where he became acquainted with local and national gay figures...
The Black Panther Party was founded in Oakland, California in 1966 by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale. The philosophy of the Black Panthers, known as their ten-point program, combined Marxist socialism and black nationalism with demands for land, housing, education, justice and peace. By 1969 the Black Panthers had become known nationally. From the guide to the Black Panther Party FBI file, 1967-1969, (The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manusc...
Dancer and choreographer Bill T. Jones was born on February 15, 1952 in Bunnell, Florida. He was the tenth of twelve children born to Estella Jones and Augustus Jones, both migrant farmers. At the age of twelve, Jones' family moved to Wayland County in upstate New York. After graduating from Wayland High School, Jones enrolled at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Binghamton where he studied dance and participated in track and field.In 1971, Jones met Arnie Zane, a photographer, who help...
Bell Hooks (nee Gloria Wakins) was born in Hopkinsville (Ky.) in 1952. She earned a B. A. from Stanford University in 1973, a M. A. in 1976 from the University of Wisconsin, and a Ph.D. in 1983 from the University of California-Santa Cruz. A feminist thinker, her writings cover a broad range of topics. Hooks is the Distinguished Professor of English at City College in New York. (Information from the internet site http://www.education.miami.edu/ep/contemporaryed/Bell Hooks/bell hooks.html.). ...