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The HistoryMakers video oral history with Robert Church, Sr.

Title
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Robert Church, Sr.
Publication
Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]

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Description
1 online resource (5 video files (2 hr., 31 min., 40 sec.)) : sound, color.
Alternative Title
  • History Makers video oral history with Robert Church, Sr.
  • Robert Church, Sr.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Internet videos.
  • Interviews.
  • Nonfiction films.
  • Oral histories.
Credits (note)
  • Videographer, Scott Stearns.
OCLC
998756383
Title
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Robert Church, Sr.
Publisher
Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Country of Producing Entity
United States. naf
Playing Time
023140
Type of Content
two-dimensional moving image
Type of Medium
computer
Type of Carrier
online resource
Performer
Samuel Adams, interviewer.
Credits
Videographer, Scott Stearns.
Event
Recorded Fort Valley, Georgia 2002 March 17.
Summary
Agriculturalist and city councilman Robert Church was born on September 26, 1909, in Athens, Georgia, to sharecropper parents. In 1934, he earned his B.S. degree in agriculture education from Hampton Institute in Virginia. In 1958, he earned his M.S. degree in agricultural education from the Tuskegee Institute. He spent his professional life in Georgia, first as a high school principal. His association with the University of Georgia led to his appointment as Peach County's first African American agriculture agent. His work improved the quality of life for poor African American farmers, as he taught methods to increase crop production. Church spearheaded the Fort Valley Ham and Egg Show from 1949 to 1966. After his retirement, he served two terms in the Fort Valley City Council and as a board member of the Department of Family and Children Services for twenty-five years. Church passed away on December 31, 2008 at age 99.
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Indexed Term
Agriculturalist.
Added Author
Church, Robert, Sr., 1909-2008, interviewee.
Adams, Samuel, interviewer.
Stearns, Scott, director of photography.
HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection), production company.
Added Title
History Makers video oral history with Robert Church, Sr.
Robert Church, Sr.
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