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The HistoryMakers video oral history with Iola McGowan.

Author: Iola McGowan; Larry Crowe; Matthew Hickey; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
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City government appointee Iola McGowan was born September 8, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois. McGowan graduated from Farragut High School in 1954. She earned her B.A. degree in inner-city studies from Northeastern Illinois University in 1980. McGowan started at the precinct level of the Democratic Party to become the director of consumer services for the city of Chicago under Mayor Jane Byrne. McGowan served as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Internet videos
Interviews
Named Person: Iola McGowan
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Iola McGowan; Larry Crowe; Matthew Hickey; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
OCLC Number: 1000518579
Credits: Videographer, Matthew Hickey.
Performer(s): Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Event notes: Recorded
Chicago, Illinois
2002 July 11.
Description: 1 online resource (5 video files (2 hr., 5 min., 13 sec.)) : sound, color.
Other Titles: History Makers video oral history with Iola McGowan
Iola McGowan

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City government appointee Iola McGowan was born September 8, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois. McGowan graduated from Farragut High School in 1954. She earned her B.A. degree in inner-city studies from Northeastern Illinois University in 1980. McGowan started at the precinct level of the Democratic Party to become the director of consumer services for the city of Chicago under Mayor Jane Byrne. McGowan served as commissioner and vice president of the Chicago Park District and vice chairman of the Illinois State Democratic Party. She was a member of the National Organization of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs, the Chicago Council on Fine Arts City Arts Panel and Community Development Program for the Austin Area, and the Chicago Chapter of the Coalition of Labor Union Women. McGowan was a valued consultant and activist in the Austin community. McGowan passed away on May 25, 2012 at age 75.

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