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The HistoryMakers video oral history with The Honorable Rickey Hendon.

Author: Rickey Hendon; Julieanna L Richardson; Frank Haynes; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
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State legislator Rickey Ricardo Hendon was born on December 8, 1953 in Cleveland, Ohio. With an interest in theatre and broadcasting, Hendon enrolled in the Omega School of Communications where he earned an FCC license, leading to an eight-year career in radio broadcasting. In 1987, Hendon was appointed by late Chicago Mayor Harold Washington to serve as Committeeman for the 27th Ward. He was elected to that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Internet videos
Interviews
Named Person: Rickey Hendon; Rickey Hendon
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Rickey Hendon; Julieanna L Richardson; Frank Haynes; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
OCLC Number: 997164123
Credits: Videographer, Frank Haynes.
Performer(s): Julieanna L. Richardson, interviewer.
Event notes: Recorded
Chicago, Illinois
2001 January 24.
Description: 1 online resource (4 video files (2 hr., 4 min., 19 sec.)) : sound, color.
Other Titles: History Makers video oral history with The Honorable Rickey Hendon
The Honorable Rickey Hendon

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State legislator Rickey Ricardo Hendon was born on December 8, 1953 in Cleveland, Ohio. With an interest in theatre and broadcasting, Hendon enrolled in the Omega School of Communications where he earned an FCC license, leading to an eight-year career in radio broadcasting. In 1987, Hendon was appointed by late Chicago Mayor Harold Washington to serve as Committeeman for the 27th Ward. He was elected to that position the following year. He was appointed by Cook County Board President George Dunne to Secretary-Treasurer of the Cook County Forest Preserves. After his Aldermanic election to the 27th Ward, Hendon was elected to the Illinois Senate where he served as Senate Minority Spokesperson of State Government Operations Committee. In 1997, he was elected Senate Chairperson of the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus. He was a member of the Committees on Appropriations and Insurance & Pensions. Hendon is a member of Operation PUSH and the NAACP.

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