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The HistoryMakers video oral history with Maj. Gen. Marcelite Harris.

Author: Marcelite Harris; Larry Crowe; Matthew Hickey; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
Database:WorldCat
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Military officer Major General Marcelite J. Harris was born in Houston, Texas on January 16, 1943. Harris enrolled at Spelman College and graduated with her B.A. degree in speech and drama in 1964. Harris earned her B.S. degree in business management from the University of Maryland. In 1975, Harris was named personnel staff officer and White House social aide under the Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter U.S. Presidential  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Internet videos
Interviews
Named Person: Marcelite Harris
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Marcelite Harris; Larry Crowe; Matthew Hickey; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
OCLC Number: 997169266
Credits: Videographer, Matthew Hickey.
Performer(s): Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Event notes: Recorded
Atlanta, Georgia
2012 March 21.
Description: 1 online resource (8 video files (3 hr., 55 min., 9 sec.)) : sound, color.
Other Titles: History Makers video oral history with Maj. Gen. Marcelite Harris
Maj. Gen. Marcelite Harris

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Military officer Major General Marcelite J. Harris was born in Houston, Texas on January 16, 1943. Harris enrolled at Spelman College and graduated with her B.A. degree in speech and drama in 1964. Harris earned her B.S. degree in business management from the University of Maryland. In 1975, Harris was named personnel staff officer and White House social aide under the Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter U.S. Presidential administrations. She became commanding air officer for the Cadet Squadron 39 at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Harris was named director of maintenance for the Pacific Air Forces Logistic Support Center at Kadena Air Base in Japan. President Barack Obama was a member of the Board of Visitors for the United States Air Force Academy. Harris rose from the rank of Second Lieutenant in 1965 to Major General in the U.S. Air Force thirty years later becoming the first ever African American Female General.

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