The HistoryMakers video oral history with Clarence Irving, Sr.

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Imprint:Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Description:1 online resource (10 video files (4 hr., 40 min., 23 sec.)) : sound, color.
Format: E-Resource Video Streaming Video
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Varying Form of Title:History Makers video oral history with Clarence Irving, Sr.
Clarence Irving, Sr.
Other authors / contributors:Irving, Clarence L., Sr., 1924-2014, interviewee.
Crowe, Larry F., 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.
Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Recorded Middle Island, New York 2013 July 12.
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Summary:Cultural activist Clarence L. Irving, Sr. was born on August 21, 1924 in Prince George County, Virginia. His father, Paul Irving, was a farmer and his mother, Elizabeth Claiborne, a housewife. He graduated from the Brooklyn Naval Shipyard in 1952 and Brooklyn Technical Evening School in 1960. In 1974, the U.S. Postal Service adopted Irving's idea of commemorating African American leaders on USPS stamps and initiated "The Black Heritage U.S.A. Series." In 1984, Irving founded the Black American Heritage Foundation (BAHF) to document, preserve and disseminate information about accomplishments of African Americans. In 1989, he founded the Music History Archive. In 1996, New York Governor George E. Pataki named April 8th "Clarence L. Irving, Sr. Day". In 2007, the U.S. House of Representatives honored Irving by renaming the U.S. Postal Service Office in Jamaica, New York the "Clarence L. Irving, Sr. Post Office Building." Irving passed away on March 27, 2014 at age 89.

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