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The HistoryMakers video oral history with The Honorable Charles B. Rangel.

Author: Charles B Rangel; Julieanna L Richardson; Scott Stearns; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
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U.S. Congressman Charles Rangel was born in New York on June 11, 1930. Raised primarily by his mother and maternal grandfather, Rangel joined the U.S. Army after dropping out of high school. He was wounded in action during the Korean War and received the Bronze Star and Purple Heart for his service. After returning to the United States, Rangel attended New York University, where he earned his B.A. degree in 1957. In  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Internet videos
Interviews
Named Person: Charles B Rangel; Charles B Rangel
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Charles B Rangel; Julieanna L Richardson; Scott Stearns; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
OCLC Number: 998757216
Credits: Videographer, Scott Stearns.
Performer(s): Julieanna L. Richardson, interviewer.
Event notes: Recorded
Washington, District of Columbia
2003 July 22.
Description: 1 online resource (2 video files (1 hr., 1 min., 35 sec.)) : sound, color.
Other Titles: History Makers video oral history with The Honorable Charles B. Rangel
The Honorable Charles B. Rangel

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U.S. Congressman Charles Rangel was born in New York on June 11, 1930. Raised primarily by his mother and maternal grandfather, Rangel joined the U.S. Army after dropping out of high school. He was wounded in action during the Korean War and received the Bronze Star and Purple Heart for his service. After returning to the United States, Rangel attended New York University, where he earned his B.A. degree in 1957. In 1960, he received his law degree from St. John's University Law School. After serving as assistant U.S. attorney and a member of the New York State Assembly, Rangel won a historic election to Congress against a powerful incumbent, the Rev. Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Rangel represented Harlem from 1971. He helped found the Congressional Black Caucus and has been an active member on issues of trade and human resources. He and his wife, Alma, lived in Harlem with their two children.

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