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The HistoryMakers video oral history with Ishmael Reed.

Author: Ishmael Reed; Larry Crowe; Scott Stearns; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
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Writer Ishmael Reed was born on February 22, 1938, in Chattanooga, Tennessee, to Thelma Virginia Coleman and Henry Lenoir. He grew up in Buffalo, New York, where he was encouraged to write while attending Millard Fillmore College and later SUNY Buffalo. In 1962, Reed moved to New York City, where he joined the Umbra poets. In 1967, he began teaching at the University of California at Berkeley. That same year, he  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Internet videos
Interviews
Named Person: Ishmael Reed; Ishmael Reed
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ishmael Reed; Larry Crowe; Scott Stearns; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
OCLC Number: 1000519412
Credits: Videographer, Scott Stearns.
Performer(s): Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Event notes: Recorded
Oakland, California
2015 December 11.
Recorded
Oakland, California
2015 December 13.
Description: 1 online resource (11 video files (4 hr., 54 min., 25 sec.)) : sound, color.
Other Titles: History Makers video oral history with Ishmael Reed
Ishmael Reed

Abstract:

Writer Ishmael Reed was born on February 22, 1938, in Chattanooga, Tennessee, to Thelma Virginia Coleman and Henry Lenoir. He grew up in Buffalo, New York, where he was encouraged to write while attending Millard Fillmore College and later SUNY Buffalo. In 1962, Reed moved to New York City, where he joined the Umbra poets. In 1967, he began teaching at the University of California at Berkeley. That same year, he published his first novel, The Free Lance Pallbearers. He gained recognition in the 1970s with the publishing of several other books, including his novels Mumbo Jumbo and Flight to Canada, and he co-founded the literary journal Yardbird with poet Al Young in 1971. In 1976, he co-founded the Before Columbus Foundation, which promotes contemporary American multicultural literature. Reed taught at a number of institutions and was a recipient of the MacArthur Genius Grant. He authored over thirty books.

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