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The HistoryMakers video oral history with Colbert I. King.

Author: Colbert King; Larry Crowe; Scott Stearns; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
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Columnist and editor Colbert I. King was born on September 20, 1939 in Washington, D.C. King graduated from Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in 1957 and earned his B.A. degree in government from Howard University in 1961. After a stint in the U.S. Army from 1961 to 1963, King served as special agent for the U.S. State Department, but left because of his objections to Counter Intelligence Program (COINTELPRO). As a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Internet videos
Interviews
Named Person: Colbert King
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Colbert King; Larry Crowe; Scott Stearns; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
OCLC Number: 1000518884
Credits: Videographer, Scott Stearns.
Performer(s): Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Event notes: Recorded
Washington, District of Columbia
2005 May 4.
Description: 1 online resource (6 video files (2 hr., 57 min., 42 sec.)) : sound, color.
Other Titles: History Makers video oral history with Colbert I. King
Colbert I. King

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Columnist and editor Colbert I. King was born on September 20, 1939 in Washington, D.C. King graduated from Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in 1957 and earned his B.A. degree in government from Howard University in 1961. After a stint in the U.S. Army from 1961 to 1963, King served as special agent for the U.S. State Department, but left because of his objections to Counter Intelligence Program (COINTELPRO). As a fellow at Health Education and Welfare in 1970, King publicized the sickle-cell anemia crisis. King was deputy assistant secretary of the Treasury Department. In 1979, King was appointed executive of the World Bank. King became vice president at Riggs National Bank in 1980. In 1990, King joined the editorial board of the Washington Post. He started writing a weekly column in 1995 and in 2000, was appointed deputy editor. In 2003, King received the Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary.

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