The HistoryMakers video oral history with Josie Childs.

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Imprint:Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Description:1 online resource (7 video files (3 hr., 10 min., 32 sec.)) : sound, color.
Subject:Childs, Josie, -- 1926- -- 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 Josie Childs
Josie Childs
Other authors / contributors:Childs, Josie, 1926- interviewee.
Crowe, Larry F., 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.
Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Recorded Chicago, Illinois 2013 August 24.
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Summary:Political activist and government employee Josie Childs was born on October 13, 1926, in Clarksdale, Mississippi. She attended elementary school and high school in Memphis, Tennessee, and Vicksburg, Mississippi. Childs went on to study at LeMoyne-Owen College in Memphis, Cortez W. Peters Business College in Chicago and Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. She worked for the City of Chicago, first under sponsorship from Bob Miller in the Sixth Ward, and later under Colonel Jack Riley as an events coordinator. Childs worked with Harold Washington on both of his Chicago mayoral campaigns in 1977 and 1983. She also worked as an administrator in the special events and cultural affairs department in the City of Chicago from 1983 until 1990. Childs became the founder of the 2013 Harold Washington Tribute Committee, and worked for the continued legacy of Chicago's first African American Mayor Harold Washington. She received the Georgia Palmer Award in 2013.