The HistoryMakers video oral history with Thurbert Baker.

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Imprint:Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Description:1 online resource (4 video files (1 hr., 55 min., 8 sec.)) : sound, color.
Subject:Baker, Thurbert E. -- Interviews.
Baker, Thurbert E.
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 Thurbert Baker
Thurbert Baker
Other authors / contributors:Baker, Thurbert E., interviewee.
Crowe, Larry F., interviewer.
Versfelt, Porter, III, 1957- director of photography.
HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection), production company.
Sound characteristics:digital
Digital file characteristics:video file
Notes:Videographer, Porter Versfelt.
Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Recorded Atlanta, Georgia 2003 August 15.
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Summary:State attorney general Thurbert Baker was born on December 16, 1952, in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. He was raised by his mother, Mary H. Baker, on a small rural farm. Baker received his B.A. in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1975 and graduated from Emory University School of Law in 1979. From 1979 to 1985, Baker worked as a public defender before entering private practice, and then politics. From 1989 to 1997, he served two consecutive terms in the Georgia House of Representatives before being elected in 1997 as state attorney general. He was the first African American to hold this position. Baker initiated legislation in the General Assembly increasing penalties for domestic abuse cases. He served on the executive and civil rights committees of the National Association of Attorneys General, and as chairman of NAAG's Conference on Violence Against Women.