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The HistoryMakers video oral history with The Honorable Augusta Clark.

Author: Augusta Clark; Julieanna L Richardson; Paul Bieschke; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
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Lawyer and legislator Augusta Alexander Clark was born on March 5, 1932, in Union Town, Alabama, and raised in Fairmont, West Virginia. Clark earned her B.A. degree from West Virginia State College; her M.L.S. degree from Drexel University; and her J. D. degree from Temple University School of Law. She was a councilwoman-at-large of the City Council of Philadelphia and was elected by her peers to serve as majority  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Internet videos
Interviews
Named Person: Augusta Clark
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Augusta Clark; Julieanna L Richardson; Paul Bieschke; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
OCLC Number: 1000518493
Credits: Videographer, Paul Bieschke.
Performer(s): Julieanna L. Richardson, interviewer.
Event notes: Recorded
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2000 July 27.
Description: 1 online resource (5 video files (2 hr., 19 min., 52 sec.)) : sound, color.
Other Titles: History Makers video oral history with The Honorable Augusta Clark
The Honorable Augusta Clark

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Lawyer and legislator Augusta Alexander Clark was born on March 5, 1932, in Union Town, Alabama, and raised in Fairmont, West Virginia. Clark earned her B.A. degree from West Virginia State College; her M.L.S. degree from Drexel University; and her J. D. degree from Temple University School of Law. She was a councilwoman-at-large of the City Council of Philadelphia and was elected by her peers to serve as majority whip. She was the second black woman in Philadelphia's three hundred-year history to serve on the City Council. She proposed legislation and was an integral part of the City Council leadership team. She focused on improving the city’s public schools and revitalizing under developed communities in Philadelphia. She retired from the City Council in 2000. Later that year, Mayor John Street appointed her Secretary of Agencies, Authorities, Boards and Commissions. Clark passed away on October 13, 2013 at age 81.

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