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The HistoryMakers video oral history with Reverend Vernon Dobson.

Author: Vernon DobsonLarry CroweRacine Tucker HamiltonScott StearnsEdgar Carey LaneAll authors
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
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Civil rights activist and minister Reverend Vernon Nathaniel Dobson was born in 1923, in Baltimore, Maryland. After graduating from Frederick Douglass High School he joined the U.S. Navy in 1940. In 1946, Dobson attended Howard University where he came under the tutelage of Dr. Mordecai Johnson and Dr. Howard Thurman. Dobson received his B.D. degree in 1949, and joined the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Internet videos
Interviews
Named Person: Vernon Dobson
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Vernon Dobson; Larry Crowe; Racine Tucker Hamilton; Scott Stearns; Edgar Carey Lane; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
OCLC Number: 1003150219
Credits: Videographer, Scott Stearns.
Videographer, Edgar Carey Lane.
Performer(s): Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Racine Tucker Hamilton, interviewer.
Event notes: Recorded
Baltimore, Maryland
2003 November 15.
Recorded
Baltimore, Maryland
2004 March 6.
Description: 1 online resource (9 video files (4 hr., 32 min., 9 sec.)) : sound, color.
Other Titles: History Makers video oral history with Reverend Vernon Dobson
Reverend Vernon Dobson

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Civil rights activist and minister Reverend Vernon Nathaniel Dobson was born in 1923, in Baltimore, Maryland. After graduating from Frederick Douglass High School he joined the U.S. Navy in 1940. In 1946, Dobson attended Howard University where he came under the tutelage of Dr. Mordecai Johnson and Dr. Howard Thurman. Dobson received his B.D. degree in 1949, and joined the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance in 1953, where he was twice named president. In 1963, Dobson became pastor of Union Baptist Church, and was an organizer for the March on Washington and founded the Food Bank of Maryland. He, fought racism as part of the “Goon Squad” with Parren Mitchell, Joseph Howard and others in 1967. With Monsignor Clare and Reverend Wendell Phillips, Dobson founded Baltimoreans United in Leadership Development in 1968. Dobson was pivotal to Union Baptist’s 150-year-old legacy of social change and the founding of the NAACP. He passed away on January 26, 2013 at age 90.

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