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The HistoryMakers video oral history with A. B. Spellman.

Author: A B Spellman; Racine Tucker Hamilton; Matthew Hickey; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
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Educator and poet Alfred Bennett Spellman was born on August 12, 1935 in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. After high school, Spellman entered Howard University, earning his B.S. degree in political science in 1956. In 1959, Spellman began his writing career with Metronome and Downbeat magazines. In 1964, he published his only book of poetry, The Beautiful Days. In 1966, he published his first book, Four Lives in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Internet videos
Interviews
Named Person: A B Spellman; A B Spellman
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: A B Spellman; Racine Tucker Hamilton; Matthew Hickey; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
OCLC Number: 1000519489
Credits: Videographer, Matthew Hickey.
Performer(s): Racine Tucker Hamilton, interviewer.
Event notes: Recorded
Washington, District of Columbia
2004 December 15.
Recorded
Washington, District of Columbia
2004 December 7.
Description: 1 online resource (6 video files (2 hr., 52 min., 19 sec.)) : sound, color.
Other Titles: History Makers video oral history with A. B. Spellman
A. B. Spellman

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Educator and poet Alfred Bennett Spellman was born on August 12, 1935 in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. After high school, Spellman entered Howard University, earning his B.S. degree in political science in 1956. In 1959, Spellman began his writing career with Metronome and Downbeat magazines. In 1964, he published his only book of poetry, The Beautiful Days. In 1966, he published his first book, Four Lives in the Bee-Bop Business, and then toured the country with a group of black poets to several historically black colleges. Between 1969 and 1975, Spellman taught at several colleges, including Morehouse College, Emory University, Rutgers University, and Harvard University. In 1975, he began his long career with the National Endowment of the Arts, where he served as the deputy chairman for the Office of Guidelines, Panel and Council Operations.

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