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The HistoryMakers video oral history with Robert Stanton.

Author: Robert George Stanton; Racine Tucker Hamilton; Edgar Carey Lane; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
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Federal government appointee Robert George Stanton was born on September 22, 1940 in Fort Worth, Texas. Earning his B. S. degree from Huston-Tillotson College in Austin, Texas, Stanton began graduate studies in 1963 at Boston University, returning to Huston-Tillotson as the director of public relations and alumni affairs from 1964 until 1966. Stanton joined the National Park Service in D.C. as a personnel management  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Internet videos
Interviews
Named Person: Robert George Stanton; Robert George Stanton
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Robert George Stanton; Racine Tucker Hamilton; Edgar Carey Lane; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
OCLC Number: 1000519488
Credits: Videographer, Edgar Carey Lane.
Performer(s): Racine Tucker Hamilton, interviewer.
Event notes: Recorded
Washington, District of Columbia
2004 July 27.
Recorded
Washington, District of Columbia
2004 August 11.
Description: 1 online resource (9 video files (4 hr., 7 min., 53 sec.)) : sound, color.
Other Titles: History Makers video oral history with Robert Stanton
Robert Stanton

Abstract:

Federal government appointee Robert George Stanton was born on September 22, 1940 in Fort Worth, Texas. Earning his B. S. degree from Huston-Tillotson College in Austin, Texas, Stanton began graduate studies in 1963 at Boston University, returning to Huston-Tillotson as the director of public relations and alumni affairs from 1964 until 1966. Stanton joined the National Park Service in D.C. as a personnel management and public information specialist, becoming a management assistant in 1969. Appointed superintendent of St. Thomas Virgin Islands National Park in 1970, he served in several high-level positions in Atlanta and Washington, D.C. when in 1988, he was chosen by President Bill Clinton as the first African American to serve as director of the National Park Service. He supported increased staff diversity and programs insuring recognition of cultural and historic sites related to the contributions of minority peoples, also working to improve the agency’s public programs to better serve minority populations.

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