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The HistoryMakers video oral history with William "Sonny" Walker.

Author: William WalkerDenise GinesLarry CroweScott StearnsMatthew HickeyAll authors
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
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Civil rights activist, nonprofit executive, and management consultant William “Sonny” Walker was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas on December 13, 1933. He received his B.A. degree from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Teaching in Arkansas public schools, he helped prepare the Little Rock Nine to integrate Little Rock Central High School in 1956. In 1965, Walker started the Crusade for Opportunity and began  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Internet videos
Interviews
Named Person: William Walker
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: William Walker; Denise Gines; Larry Crowe; Scott Stearns; Matthew Hickey; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
OCLC Number: 1003150687
Credits: Videographer, Scott Stearns.
Videographer, Matthew Hickey.
Performer(s): Denise Gines, interviewer.
Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Event notes: Recorded
Atlanta, Georgia
2011 April 21.
Recorded
Atlanta, Georgia
2012 March 18.
Description: 1 online resource (10 video files (4 hr., 22 min., 33 sec.)) : sound, color.
Other Titles: History Makers video oral history with William "Sonny" Walker
William "Sonny" Walker

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Civil rights activist, nonprofit executive, and management consultant William “Sonny” Walker was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas on December 13, 1933. He received his B.A. degree from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Teaching in Arkansas public schools, he helped prepare the Little Rock Nine to integrate Little Rock Central High School in 1956. In 1965, Walker started the Crusade for Opportunity and began serving as director of the Economic Opportunity Agency of Little Rock and Pulaski County. Walker then became head of the Arkansas State Economic Opportunity Office. He began serving as a division director for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Renewal in Atlanta, Georgia in 1972. In 1976, Walker became a member of the Board of Directors for the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, where he served as interim director in 1994. Walker also worked as Coretta Scott-King’s speech writer. Walker passed away on June 15, 2016.

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