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The HistoryMakers video oral history with Charlene Jordan.

Author: Charlene Jordan; Larry Crowe; Scott Stearns; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
Summary:
Salon owner and hairdresser Charlene Jordan was born on July 2, 1924 in Nashville, Arkansas. Jordan left segregated Arkansas to work in President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s National Youth Administration. Recruited by Boeing Aircraft Company in Seattle, she served as a “tank scaler” in Vancouver, British Columbia. Upon returning to Arkansas in 1948, Jordan attended the Velvatex College of Cosmetology in Little Rock. She  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Internet videos
Interviews
Named Person: Charlene Jordan
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Charlene Jordan; Larry Crowe; Scott Stearns; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
OCLC Number: 1000502946
Credits: Videographer, Scott Stearns.
Performer(s): Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Event notes: Recorded
Denver, Colorado
2002 June 21.
Description: 1 online resource (3 video files (1 hr., 29 min., 57 sec.)) : sound, color.
Other Titles: History Makers video oral history with Charlene Jordan
Charlene Jordan

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Salon owner and hairdresser Charlene Jordan was born on July 2, 1924 in Nashville, Arkansas. Jordan left segregated Arkansas to work in President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s National Youth Administration. Recruited by Boeing Aircraft Company in Seattle, she served as a “tank scaler” in Vancouver, British Columbia. Upon returning to Arkansas in 1948, Jordan attended the Velvatex College of Cosmetology in Little Rock. She moved to Denver, Colorado She took a refresher course at Duncan School of Beauty before opening her own shop, Charlene's House of Beauty. It was one of the oldest African American-owned businesses in Denver's Five Points district. Jordan served a wide range of clientele, including entertainers and celebrities and the rich and poor. She joined the Colorado Hair Dressers and Cosmetologists Association and the Success Club of America. She was also a member of the Incomparable 75. She purchased storefronts on Welton Street, now better known as "Jordan's Corner.".

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