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The HistoryMakers video oral history with James H. Gilliam, Sr.

Author: James Gilliam; Shawn Wilson; Neculai Burghelea; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
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Government official James H. Gilliam, Sr. was born on August 6, 1920 in Baltimore, Maryland. He graduated from Frederick Douglass High School in 1938. He then earned his B.A. degree in sociology from Morgan State University in 1948, and his M.S.W. degree from Howard University School of Social Work in 1950. He was a captain in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and won a Bronze Star. From 1974 to 1990, Gilliam  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Internet videos
Interviews
Named Person: James Gilliam
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: James Gilliam; Shawn Wilson; Neculai Burghelea; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
OCLC Number: 997167391
Credits: Videographer, Neculai Burghelea.
Performer(s): Shawn Wilson, interviewer.
Event notes: Recorded
Wilmington, Delaware
2005 December 19.
Description: 1 online resource (5 video files (2 hr., 12 min.)) : sound, color.
Other Titles: History Makers video oral history with James H. Gilliam, Sr.
James H. Gilliam, Sr.

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Government official James H. Gilliam, Sr. was born on August 6, 1920 in Baltimore, Maryland. He graduated from Frederick Douglass High School in 1938. He then earned his B.A. degree in sociology from Morgan State University in 1948, and his M.S.W. degree from Howard University School of Social Work in 1950. He was a captain in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and won a Bronze Star. From 1974 to 1990, Gilliam served as president and chairman of the board of Delaware's Community Housing, Incorporated. He was the founder and the first executive director of the Greater Wilmington Housing Corporation. He retired in 1990 as director of New Castle County's Department of Community Development and Housing. In 1997, the Liberty Bell Award was presented to Gilliam. He was named Distinguished Delawarean in 1982 and awarded the Order of the First State that same year, Gilliam passed away on September 10, 2015 at age 95.

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