The HistoryMakers video oral history with William Akins.

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Imprint:Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Description:1 online resource (6 video files (2 hr., 29 min., 12 sec.)) : sound, color.
Subject:Akins, William Charles, -- 1932-2017 -- Interviews.
African Americans -- Interviews.
African Americans.
Internet videos.
Nonfiction films.
Oral histories.
Oral histories.
Internet videos.
Nonfiction films.
Format: E-Resource Video Streaming Video
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Varying Form of Title:History Makers video oral history with William Akins
William Akins
Other authors / contributors:Akins, William Charles, 1932-2017, interviewee.
Gines, Denise, interviewer.
Stearns, Scott, director of photography.
HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection), production company.
Sound characteristics:digital
Digital file characteristics:video file
Notes:Videographer, Scott Stearns.
Denise Gines, interviewer.
Recorded Austin, Texas 2010 May 13.
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Summary:Academic administrator William Charles Akins was born on November 9, 1932 in Austin, Texas. He graduated from Huston-Tillotson University with his B.A. degree in history. Akins went on to receive his M.A. degree from Prairie View A&M University and an administrative certification from Southwest Texas State University. In 1959, Akins began teaching at Old Anderson High School and was recognized as Anderson's Teacher of the Year in 1963. In 1964, he was hired to be the first African American teacher at the recently-integrated Johnson High School. He worked as assistant principal at Old Anderson until it closed in 1971 due to integration. He was transferred to Lanier High School before becoming the first principal of the new L.C. Anderson High School that opened in 1973. Akins also worked in administration for the Austin Independent School District, and in 1999, the W. Charles Akins High School was named in his honor.