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The HistoryMakers video oral history with James Guilford.

Author: James Guilford; Robert Hayden; Neculai Burghelea; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
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Barber and visual artists James Edward Guilford, Jr. was born on October 7, 1911 in Boston, Massachusetts. He attended Boston public schools and completed his studies at the Boston Latin School in 1928. As a teenager, Guilford worked in barbershops after school and during the summers. He opened and managed his own shop, Dunbar Barbers, from 1934 to 1942. Guilford served three years in the military during World War  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Internet videos
Interviews
Named Person: James Guilford
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: James Guilford; Robert Hayden; Neculai Burghelea; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
OCLC Number: 1003150417
Credits: Videographer, Neculai Burghelea.
Performer(s): Robert Hayden, interviewer.
Event notes: Recorded
Roxbury, Massachusetts
2006 April 7.
Description: 1 online resource (3 video files (1 hr., 30 min., 39 sec.)) : sound, color.
Other Titles: History Makers video oral history with James Guilford
James Guilford

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Barber and visual artists James Edward Guilford, Jr. was born on October 7, 1911 in Boston, Massachusetts. He attended Boston public schools and completed his studies at the Boston Latin School in 1928. As a teenager, Guilford worked in barbershops after school and during the summers. He opened and managed his own shop, Dunbar Barbers, from 1934 to 1942. Guilford served three years in the military during World War II. After service, Guilford returned to open another barbershop, Jimmy Guilford’s Hairstyling Salon. He catered to all classes, especially Boston’s black elite. Guilford’s clients included Count Basie, Sarah Vaughn, Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong, Jackie Robinson, Duke Ellington and Sugar Ray Robinson. In 1962, Guilford served as president of the Associated Master Barbers of Massachusetts, becoming the first African American elected to this position. As a professional visual artist, Guilford also received recognition. Guilford passed away on December 16, 2015 at age 104.

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