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The HistoryMakers video oral history with Sonjia W. Young.

Author: Sonjia Young; Larry Crowe; Scott Stearns; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
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Event planner Sonjia Waller Young was born Sonjia Amar on October 6, 1941 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Young attended St. Francis Xavier School, McKinley High School, graduating from Southern High School in 1959. She earned her B.A., B.S. and a M.A. degrees in educational counseling from Southern University. At seventeen, Young modeled with Ebony Fashion Fair. In 1970, she married Dr. Walter Young, the brother of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Internet videos
Interviews
Named Person: Sonjia Young
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Sonjia Young; Larry Crowe; Scott Stearns; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
OCLC Number: 1003150434
Credits: Videographer, Scott Stearns.
Performer(s): Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Event notes: Recorded
Atlanta, Georgia
2006 October 13.
Description: 1 online resource (5 video files (2 hr., 16 min.)) : sound, color.
Other Titles: History Makers video oral history with Sonjia W. Young
Sonjia W. Young

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Event planner Sonjia Waller Young was born Sonjia Amar on October 6, 1941 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Young attended St. Francis Xavier School, McKinley High School, graduating from Southern High School in 1959. She earned her B.A., B.S. and a M.A. degrees in educational counseling from Southern University. At seventeen, Young modeled with Ebony Fashion Fair. In 1970, she married Dr. Walter Young, the brother of Mayor Andrew Young, moving to Atlanta, Georgia where she worked as a teacher and counselor at Atlanta Junior College, Clark Atlanta University and Georgia State University. In 1982, she founded Eventions, Inc., which became one of the top event planning/communications companies in the Southeast. Its client base included The Coca-Cola Company, Coors Brewing Company, Oprah Winfrey, Muhammad Ali and Dick Gregory. Young was the recipient of numerous awards including the Atlanta Business League’s “Diamond Award” and Atlanta Tribune: The Magazine’s “Salute to Black Business Owners Award.”.

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