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The HistoryMakers video oral history with The Honorable Harry Sykes.

Author: Harry Sykes; 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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Civil leader and city administrator Harry Nash Sykes was born in 1927 in Starksville, Mississippi. Sykes attended Kentucky State University, receiving his B.A. degree in physical education in 1952. He earned his M.A. degree in mathematics from the University of Minnesota. Sykes played with the Harlem Globetrotters for three seasons before teaching high school mathematics in Lexington from 1954 to 1962. He entered  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Internet videos
Interviews
Named Person: Harry Sykes
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Harry Sykes; Larry Crowe; Scott Stearns; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
OCLC Number: 1003150135
Credits: Videographer, Scott Stearns.
Performer(s): Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Event notes: Recorded
Lexington, Kentucky
2002 December 10.
Description: 1 online resource (7 video files (3 hr., 5 min., 50 sec.)) : sound, color.
Other Titles: History Makers video oral history with The Honorable Harry Sykes
The Honorable Harry Sykes

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Civil leader and city administrator Harry Nash Sykes was born in 1927 in Starksville, Mississippi. Sykes attended Kentucky State University, receiving his B.A. degree in physical education in 1952. He earned his M.A. degree in mathematics from the University of Minnesota. Sykes played with the Harlem Globetrotters for three seasons before teaching high school mathematics in Lexington from 1954 to 1962. He entered the business world, working several different jobs until 1992. In 1963, Sykes was elected as the first African American councilman for the city of Lexington, serving four terms. Sykes was mayor pro-tem from1967 to 1969, acting city manager from 1972 to 1974 and the acting chief administrative officer from 1974 to 1975. Sykes served on various boards and commissions. In 1968, he founded the Lexington-Fayette County Urban League. Numerous awards and honors have recognized his good work. Sykes and his wife had five children. He passed away on November 28, 2012.

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