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An Interview with Herbert Bruce

Title
An Interview with Herbert Bruce / Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture ; interview conducted by Jean Blackwell Hutson.
Author
Bruce, Herbert L., 1900-1990,
Publication
New York : Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 1983.

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Details

Additional Authors
  • Hutson, Jean Blackwell, 1914-1998,
  • Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
Description
4 videodiscs (85 min.) : sound, color; 4 3/4 in.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Filmed interviews.
  • Nonfiction films.
  • Oral histories.
Biography (note)
  • Herbert L. Bruce was the first black Democratic district leader to be elected in New York City.
Call Number
Sc Visual DVD-1503
Author
Bruce, Herbert L., 1900-1990, interviewee.
Title
An Interview with Herbert Bruce / Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture ; interview conducted by Jean Blackwell Hutson.
Publisher
New York : Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 1983.
Country of Producing Entity
United States.
Type of Content
two-dimensional moving image
Type of Medium
video
Type of Carrier
videodisc
Event
Recorded June 7, 1983 Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York.
Summary
Mr. Bruce talks about his life and work, focusing on his political career in Harlem, New York. Dislike of the label politician; family background; residences in Harlem; early employment from hotel bellman to redcap at Pennsylvania Station; decision to go into restaurant business with Miles Duncan; reasons for locating at 137th and 7th ave; entry into politics, 1933; Henri Sheilds and political work in Harlem at that time; Beavers Club and work for Sheilds in 1933 campaign for 21st District leader; Bruce's 1935 primary fight for 21st District leader; dealings with Tammany Hall; positions Bruce had filled as district leader; why he retired in 1945 from politics; return to politics in 1951, election as leader of 12th Assembly District; decision to run against Adam Clayton Powell for congressional seat; reason Powell won the nomination; disillusionment and retirement from politics in 1954.
Biography
Herbert L. Bruce was the first black Democratic district leader to be elected in New York City.
Added Author
Hutson, Jean Blackwell, 1914-1998, interviewer.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
Research Call Number
Sc Visual DVD-1503
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