The HistoryMakers video oral history with The Honorable Debra James.

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Imprint:Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Description:1 online resource (5 video files (2 hr., 12 min., 43 sec.)) : sound, color.
Subject:James, Debra A., -- 1953- -- 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 The Honorable Debra James
The Honorable Debra James
Other authors / contributors:James, Debra A., 1953- interviewee.
Hamilton, Racine Tucker, 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.
Racine Tucker Hamilton, interviewer.
Recorded New York, New York 2005 January 31.
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Summary:State court judge Debra Ann James was born on February 16, 1953 in Knoxville, Tennessee. She graduated from Monmouth Regional High School in 1971. James received her B.A. degree in American government and political science in 1975 and her law degree in 1978 from Cornell University. James worked as the assistant corporation counsel for the City of New York, as associate counsel for New York State Mortgage Loan Enforcement and Administration Corporation, and as general counsel for Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation. In 1994, James was elected to the New York City civil court. Prior to running for judge on the New York civil court, she served as general counsel for the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation. During her tenure on the bench, James managed thousands of lawsuits across a variety of areas. In 2002, she was appointed acting state supreme court justice. She was a member of numerous professional and civic organizations.