The HistoryMakers video oral history with Reverend Abraham Woods, Jr.

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Imprint:Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Description:1 online resource (10 video files (4 hr., 50 min., 50 sec.)) : sound, color.
Subject:Woods, Abraham, -- 1928-2008 -- 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 Reverend Abraham Woods, Jr.
Reverend Abraham Woods, Jr.
Other authors / contributors:Woods, Abraham, 1928-2008, interviewee.
Gines, Denise, 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.
Denise Gines, interviewer.
Recorded Birmingham, Alabama 2007 March 23.
Recorded Birmingham, Alabama 2007 September 7.
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Summary:Professor, civil rights leader, and minister Rev. Abraham Lincoln Woods, Jr. was born on October 7, 1928 in Birmingham, Alabama. Receiving his B.A. degree in theology from the Birmingham Baptist College, his B.A. degree in sociology from Miles College in Birmingham, and his M.A. degree in American history from the University of Alabama, Woods became a charter member of the Alabama Christian Movement. Serving as vice president alongside Fred L. Shuttlesworth, he served Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1963 as the deputy director for the Southeast. He helped mobilize the historic March on Washington. He was often asked to speak on behalf of Dr. King because of his oratorical skills. Woods was the first African American to teach American history at the University of Alabama. He served for forty years as a faculty member at Miles College, as pastor of St. Joseph's Baptist Church in Birmingham for thirty-seven years. Woods passed away on November 7, 2008.