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The HistoryMakers video oral history with Avon Kirkland.

Author: Avon Kirkland; Loretta Henry; Scott Stearns; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
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Film producer Avon Kirkland was born on November 27, 1936 in Jacksonville, Florida. He obtained his B.S. degree in chemistry from Clark College and his Ph.D. degree in organic chemistry from Washington University in St. Louis. He worked as a research chemist from 1964 to 1967, and ran an after-school educational program from 1967 to 1968. He directed the creation of reading and math programs for the Behavioral  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Internet videos
Interviews
Named Person: Avon Kirkland
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Avon Kirkland; Loretta Henry; Scott Stearns; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
OCLC Number: 1000510632
Credits: Videographer, Scott Stearns.
Performer(s): Loretta Henry, interviewer.
Event notes: Recorded
Berkeley, California
2004 April 6.
Description: 1 online resource (7 video files (3 hr., 19 min., 15 sec.)) : sound, color.
Other Titles: History Makers video oral history with Avon Kirkland
Avon Kirkland

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Film producer Avon Kirkland was born on November 27, 1936 in Jacksonville, Florida. He obtained his B.S. degree in chemistry from Clark College and his Ph.D. degree in organic chemistry from Washington University in St. Louis. He worked as a research chemist from 1964 to 1967, and ran an after-school educational program from 1967 to 1968. He directed the creation of reading and math programs for the Behavioral Research Labs of Palo Alto, California. From 1974 to 1977, he was the director of instructional service for KQED in San Francisco. In 1977, he became the executive producer of Up & Coming, a 1982 series that ran for twenty-five episodes. In 1982, Kirkland founded New Images Productions to produce films about the black experience. His work includes Up From Slavery: The Triumph and Tragedy of Booker T. Washington; Ralph Ellison: An American Journey; Street Soldiers and Simple Justice and Booker.

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