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The HistoryMakers video oral history with Bishop Imagene Stewart.

Author: Imagene Stewart; Larry Crowe; Scott Stearns; Matthew Hickey; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
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Civil rights activist and pastor Bishop Imagene Bigham Stewart was born on January 23, 1942 in Dublin, Georgia. Stewart arrived in Washington, D.C. in 1963 to participate in the March on Washington for jobs and freedom. After the march, she became ill and never returned home to Georgia. During the mid-1960s, Stewart became homeless and survived by living in Washington, D.C.’s Lincoln Park. She was later employed at  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Internet videos
Interviews
Named Person: Imagene Stewart
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Imagene Stewart; Larry Crowe; Scott Stearns; Matthew Hickey; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
OCLC Number: 1000518843
Credits: Videographer, Scott Stearns.
Videographer, Matthew Hickey.
Performer(s): Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Event notes: Recorded
Washington, District of Columbia
2008 April 28.
Recorded
Washington, District of Columbia
2008 January 30.
Description: 1 online resource (7 video files (2 hr., 46 min., 45 sec.)) : sound, color.
Other Titles: History Makers video oral history with Bishop Imagene Stewart
Bishop Imagene Stewart

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Civil rights activist and pastor Bishop Imagene Bigham Stewart was born on January 23, 1942 in Dublin, Georgia. Stewart arrived in Washington, D.C. in 1963 to participate in the March on Washington for jobs and freedom. After the march, she became ill and never returned home to Georgia. During the mid-1960s, Stewart became homeless and survived by living in Washington, D.C.’s Lincoln Park. She was later employed at the Government Printing Office where she worked full-time. In 1972, Stewart opened the House of Imagene Shelter and Women’s Center. It was the first shelter founded by an African American woman in the Washington, D.C. area. Stewart later became the pastor of the Greater Pearly Gates Baptist Church. In 1992, she was honored with the prestigious Living Dream Award for her service to battered women and the homeless. Stewart passed away on May 30, 2012, at age 69.

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