The HistoryMakers video oral history with Lerone Bennett.

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Imprint:Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Description:1 online resource (6 video files (3 hr., 2 min., 21 sec.)) : sound, color.
Subject:Bennett, Lerone, -- Jr., -- 1928-2018 -- Interviews.
Bennett, Lerone, -- Jr., -- 1928-2018.
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 Lerone Bennett
Lerone Bennett
Other authors / contributors:Bennett, Lerone, Jr., 1928-2018, interviewee.
Richardson, Julieanna L., interviewer.
Hickey, Matthew, director of photography.
HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection), production company.
Sound characteristics:digital
Digital file characteristics:video file
Notes:Videographer, Matthew Hickey.
Julieanna L. Richardson, interviewer.
Recorded Chicago, Illinois 2002 August 29.
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Summary:Magazine editor and social historian Lerone Bennett was born on October 17, 1928 in Clarksdale, Mississippi. He attended Morehouse College, earning a B.A. in 1949. In 1954, Bennett became an associate editor at Ebony, and was promoted to senior editor in 1958. From that time, his comprehensive articles were a hallmark of the magazine. A series of articles originally published in Ebony resulted in Bennett's first book, Before the Mayflower: A History of Black America, 1619-1962. The book, with its comprehensive examination of the history of African Americans in the United States, earned Bennett the reputation of a first-rate popular historian, writing eight subsequent books. Bennett continued to document the history of black experience in the United States in works such as Forced Into Glory: Abraham Lincoln's White Dream and The Shaping of Black America. Bennett received numerous awards, and his articles, short stories and poems were translated into five languages.