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The HistoryMakers video oral history with Kent B. Amos.

Author: Kent Amos; 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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Corporate and nonprofit chief executive Kent B. Amos was born on May 21, 1944 and raised in northwest Washington, D.C. After serving in the U.S. Army in Vietnam, he graduated from Delaware State University and was hired by Xerox Corporation, becoming the youngest corporate director in the company's history. Returning to his childhood neighborhood, Amos and his wife began fostering at-risk children. In the 1980s, he  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Internet videos
Interviews
Named Person: Kent Amos
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Kent Amos; Larry Crowe; Matthew Hickey; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
OCLC Number: 994208725
Credits: Videographer, Matthew Hickey.
Performer(s): Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Event notes: Recorded
Washington, District of Columbia
2003 June 9.
Description: 1 online resource (6 video files (2 hr., 51 min., 15 sec.)) : sound, color.
Other Titles: History Makers video oral history with Kent B. Amos
Kent B. Amos

Abstract:

Corporate and nonprofit chief executive Kent B. Amos was born on May 21, 1944 and raised in northwest Washington, D.C. After serving in the U.S. Army in Vietnam, he graduated from Delaware State University and was hired by Xerox Corporation, becoming the youngest corporate director in the company's history. Returning to his childhood neighborhood, Amos and his wife began fostering at-risk children. In the 1980s, he left corporate America to devote himself full time to helping families with at-risk youth. In 1991, Amos founded the nonprofit Urban Family Institute (UFI); and, in 1994, created Kids House, a safe, academically supportive after-school program. In 1998, Amos founded the Community Academy Public Charter School, where he served as chief executive officer. The Community Academy became a model for charter schools. Amos, a popular public speaker, was featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, received numerous awards and was ordained as a deacon.

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