The HistoryMakers video oral history with Fred Rice, Jr.

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Imprint:Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Description:1 online resource (5 video files (2 hr., 29 min., 59 sec.)) : sound, color.
Subject:Rice, Fred, -- 1926-2011 -- Interviews.
Rice, Fred.
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 Fred Rice, Jr.
Fred Rice, Jr.
Other authors / contributors:Rice, Fred, 1926-2011, 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 Chicago, Illinois 2002 June 27.
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Summary:Police officer Fred Rice was born on December 24, 1926 in Chicago, Illinois. He was raised in Chicago, graduating from DuSable Leadership Academy and Roosevelt University, where he received both his B.S. and M.S. degrees. After serving in the U.S. Army for two years in Korea in the early 1950s, Rice returned to Chicago and became a patrol officer for the Chicago Park District Police Department in 1955, which later merged with the Chicago Police Department. In 1983, Rice made history when he was appointed under Chicago Mayor Harold Washington as superintendent of the Chicago Police Department, becoming the first African American to hold the position. He retired as superintendent in 1987 and later served as an adjunct professor of criminal justice at the University of Illinois from 1990 to 2001. He was a founding member of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives. Rice passed away on January 10, 2011, at age 84.