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The HistoryMakers video oral history with Robert C. Johnson, Jr.

Author: Robert Johnson, Jr.; Robert Hayden; Neculai Burghelea; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
Summary:
Playwright, Africana studies professor and lawyer Robert C. Johnson was born in Summit, Tennessee near Chattanooga on May 13, 1948. He moved with his family to Boston, Massachusetts at age thirteen. Johnson earned his B.A. degree in political science from Bowdoin College in 1971, his M.A. degree in Africana Studies from Cornell University in 1975. He earned his J.D. degree from Cornell Law School in 1977. Johnson  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Internet videos
Interviews
Named Person: Robert Johnson, Jr.
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Johnson, Jr.; Robert Hayden; Neculai Burghelea; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
OCLC Number: 1000518486
Credits: Videographer, Neculai Burghelea.
Performer(s): Robert Hayden, interviewer.
Event notes: Recorded
Cambridge, Massachusetts
2006 April 7.
Description: 1 online resource (6 video files (2 hr., 38 min., 37 sec.)) : sound, color.
Other Titles: History Makers video oral history with Robert C. Johnson, Jr.
Robert C. Johnson, Jr.

Abstract:

Playwright, Africana studies professor and lawyer Robert C. Johnson was born in Summit, Tennessee near Chattanooga on May 13, 1948. He moved with his family to Boston, Massachusetts at age thirteen. Johnson earned his B.A. degree in political science from Bowdoin College in 1971, his M.A. degree in Africana Studies from Cornell University in 1975. He earned his J.D. degree from Cornell Law School in 1977. Johnson was an affirmative action officer for the Massachusetts Regional Board of Community Colleges and the University of Massachusetts Boston between 1977 and 1982. Johnson left the University of Massachusetts Boston to practice law full time until 1992, when he had a heart attack. He became a professor at the University of Massachusetts Boston in 1993. Johnson was a published author and playwright, with works including Why Blacks Left America for Africa: Interviews with Black Expatriates, 1971-1999 and Stop and Frisk.

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