The HistoryMakers video oral history with The Honorable John Rogers, Sr.

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Imprint:Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Description:1 online resource (5 video files (2 hr., 7 min., 26 sec.)) : sound, color.
Subject:Rogers, John W., -- Sr., -- 1918-2014 -- 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 John Rogers, Sr.
The Honorable John Rogers, Sr.
Other authors / contributors:Rogers, John W., Sr., 1918-2014, 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 2000 February 22.
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Summary:Judge John Rogers, Sr. was born on September 3, 1918 in Knoxville, Tennessee. His mother died when he was four; his father died when he was twelve. He and his sisters moved to Chicago to live with Uncle Henry Tanner, who was very benevolent and a great role model. From a young age, Rogers wanted to fly. After receiving his pilot's license, he enlisted into the U.S. Air Force and shipped off to Tuskegee, Alabama, becoming a part of the Tuskegee Airmen. As an Airman, he excelled as a combat pilot and flew more than 100 missions. Returning to Chicago, Rogers enrolled in law school at the University of Chicago. Rogers served on the bench in Illinois as a Juvenile Court judge for twenty-one years. During that time, he developed a strong reputation as a justice who was both committed and fair. John Rogers passed away in 2014 at the age of 95.