The HistoryMakers video oral history with The Honorable Robert G. Clark.

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Imprint:Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Description:1 online resource (7 video files (3 hr., 26 min., 6 sec.)) : sound, color.
Subject:Clark, Robert -- Interviews.
African Americans -- Interviews.
African Americans.
Oral histories.
Internet videos.
Internet videos.
Oral histories.
Format: E-Resource Video Streaming Video
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Varying Form of Title:History Makers video oral history with The Honorable Robert G. Clark
The Honorable Robert G. Clark
Other authors / contributors:Clark, Robert, interviewee.
Gines, Denise, 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.
Denise Gines, interviewer.
Recorded Jackson, Mississippi 2017 May 26.
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Summary:Legislator and educator Robert G. Clark, Jr. was born October 3, 1928 in Ebenezer, Mississippi. He attended Holmes County Training School and received his B.A. degree from Jackson State College, in 1952, in Jackson, Mississippi; and his M. S. degree in administration and educational services from Michigan State University in 1959. He was a teacher and coach in the Holmes County public school system for fifteen years. He entered the political arena in 1966, when he was elected to a seat on the Holmes county Community Action program. Thanks to federal voter registration efforts to counter historic disenfranchisement, blacks held a majority in Holmes County, and elected Clark to the Mississippi House of Representatives in 1967. He was the first African-American elected to the Mississippi legislature since Reconstruction. He served nine terms, three as Chair of the House Education Committee and three as Speaker ProTem. Clark retired in 2003.