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The HistoryMakers video oral history with John B. Clemmons, Sr.

Author: John Clemmons; Denise Gines; Scott Stearns; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
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Educator and banker J.B. Clemmons was born John Benjamin Clemmons on April 11, 1912, in Rome, Georgia. He earned his B. A. degree at Morehouse College; and his M.S. degree from Atlanta University in 1937. He began his teaching career in Harlan, Kentucky. Clemmons was chairman of the Department of Mathematics and Physics at Georgia State College for thirty-seven years. In the early 1950s, after working towards his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Internet videos
Interviews
Named Person: John Clemmons
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: John Clemmons; Denise Gines; Scott Stearns; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
OCLC Number: 1000518992
Credits: Videographer, Scott Stearns.
Performer(s): Denise Gines, interviewer.
Event notes: Recorded
Savannah, Georgia
2007 January 22.
Description: 1 online resource (5 video files (2 hr., 25 min., 52 sec.)) : sound, color.
Other Titles: History Makers video oral history with John B. Clemmons, Sr.
John B. Clemmons, Sr.

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Educator and banker J.B. Clemmons was born John Benjamin Clemmons on April 11, 1912, in Rome, Georgia. He earned his B. A. degree at Morehouse College; and his M.S. degree from Atlanta University in 1937. He began his teaching career in Harlan, Kentucky. Clemmons was chairman of the Department of Mathematics and Physics at Georgia State College for thirty-seven years. In the early 1950s, after working towards his Ph.D. degree at the University of California, Los Angeles, he decided to return to Georgia and continue his teaching career. He also became involved in the banking business part-time. In 1963, he chartered the Alpha Lambda Boul of Sigma Pi Phi fraternity. He also served as chairman of the board for Carver State Bank in Savannah, Georgia. He received many honors over the years for his work and philanthropy in the community. John B. Clemmons passed away on June 12, 2012 at age 100.

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