The HistoryMakers video oral history with Robert James.

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Imprint:Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Description:1 online resource (7 video files (3 hr., 10 min., 25 sec.)) : sound, color.
Subject:James, Robert E. -- (Robert Earl) -- 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 Robert James
Robert James
Other authors / contributors:James, Robert E. (Robert Earl), 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 Savannah, Georgia 2007 January 22.
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Summary:Bank CEO Robert Earl James was born on November 21, 1946 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. James graduated from L.J. Rowan High School in 1964 and went on to receive his B.A. degree in accounting from Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Georgia. In 1968, James became one of the first twenty-six African American to enter Harvard Business School. After earning his M.B.A. in 1970, James became president of Carver State Bank in Savannah, Georgia, holding the position for over thirty years. During his tenure as president and CEO, James pioneered redevelopment of Atlanta's inner city. He helped avert the financial crisis of Morris Brown College. He served as chairman of the National Bankers Association in 1978 and 1990. From 1981 to 2002, he served on the board of Georgia Telecommunication Authority. In addition, James purchased and revived The Savannah Tribune. In 1989, he became owner and publisher of The Fort Valley Herald.