The HistoryMakers video oral history with Sister Francesca Thompson.

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Imprint:Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Description:1 online resource (5 video files (2 hr., 29 min., 1 sec.)) : sound, color.
Subject:Thompson, Francesca, -- 1932- -- 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 Sister Francesca Thompson
Sister Francesca Thompson
Other authors / contributors:Thompson, Francesca, 1932- interviewee.
Wilson, Shawn, interviewer.
Burghelea, Neculai, director of photography.
HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection), production company.
Sound characteristics:digital
Digital file characteristics:video file
Notes:Videographer, Neculai Burghelea.
Shawn Wilson, interviewer.
Recorded New York, New York 2006 October 3.
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Summary:Academic administrator and professor Sister Francesca Thompson was born on April 29, 1932 in Los Angeles, California. Thompson became attracted to Catholicism while attending St. Mary's Academy. Won over by the ritual and the drama of the Catholic faith, Thompson joined the Sisters of St. Francis of Odenburg, Indiana in 1952. She received her B.A. degree in 1960 from Marian College, continued her studies receiving her M.A. degree in education from Xavier University and her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. Thompson became the Chairperson of the Drama/Speech Department at Marian College, where she taught from 1966 to 1982. She began a twenty-four year association at Fordham University in 1982, and served as Associate Professor of African and African American Studies and Assistant Dean/Director for Multicultural Programs. Thompson celebrated her fiftieth anniversary as a religious sister of St. Francis. She was a member of the prestigious nominating committee for Broadway's Tony Awards.