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The HistoryMakers video oral history with Radm. Lillian Fishburne.

Author: Lillian Fishburne; Larry Crowe; Matthew Hickey; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
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Military officer U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Lillian Fishburne was born on March 25, 1949, in Patuxent River, Maryland. After graduating from Lincoln University with her B.A. degree in 1971, Fishburne enrolled in the U.S. Navy Women’s Officers School and was commissioned as an Ensign in 1973. Fishburne went on to receive her M.A. degree in management from Webster College in 1980, and her M.S. degree in telecommunications  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Internet videos
Interviews
Named Person: Lillian Fishburne
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Lillian Fishburne; Larry Crowe; Matthew Hickey; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
OCLC Number: 1003150771
Credits: Videographer, Matthew Hickey.
Performer(s): Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Event notes: Recorded
Washington, District of Columbia
2013 March 28.
Description: 1 online resource (6 video files (2 hr., 41 min., 12 sec.)) : sound, color.
Other Titles: History Makers video oral history with Radm. Lillian Fishburne
Radm. Lillian Fishburne

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Military officer U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Lillian Fishburne was born on March 25, 1949, in Patuxent River, Maryland. After graduating from Lincoln University with her B.A. degree in 1971, Fishburne enrolled in the U.S. Navy Women’s Officers School and was commissioned as an Ensign in 1973. Fishburne went on to receive her M.A. degree in management from Webster College in 1980, and her M.S. degree in telecommunications systems management from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in 1982. She also graduated from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces in 1993. In 1992, Fishburne was appointed as the commanding officer of the Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station; and, in 1993, she was assigned as the chief of the Command, Control, Communications, and Computers Systems Directorate of the Joint Staff at the Pentagon. In 1998, Fishburne became the first African American female to hold the rank of Rear Admiral in the Navy. She retired from the Navy in 2001.

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