The HistoryMakers video oral history with The Honorable John H. Stroger, Jr.

Title
The HistoryMakers video oral history with The Honorable John H. Stroger, Jr.
Publication
Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Electronic Resource
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Description
1 online resource (6 video files (2 hr., 39 min., 23 sec.)) : sound, color.
Alternative Title
  • History Makers video oral history with The Honorable John H. Stroger, Jr.
  • The Honorable John H. Stroger, Jr.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Internet videos.
  • Interviews.
  • Nonfiction films.
  • Oral histories.
Credits (note)
  • Videographer, Scott Stearns.
OCLC
1003150226
Title
The HistoryMakers video oral history with The Honorable John H. Stroger, Jr.
Publisher
Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Country of Producing Entity
United States naf
Playing Time
023923
Type of Content
two-dimensional moving image
Type of Medium
computer
Type of Carrier
online resource
Performer
Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Credits
Videographer, Scott Stearns.
Event
Recorded Chicago, Illinois 2004 January 27.
Summary
County commissioner John H. Stroger, Jr. was born on January 18, 1929 in Helena, Arkansas. After graduating from high school, he attended Xavier University in New Orleans. Moving to Chicago in 1953, he became involved with Democratic politics, meeting such notables as Congressman William Dawson and Harold Washington. Stroger worked as an auditor of the Municipal Court of Chicago and as Personnel Director for the Cook County Jail. Earning his law degree from DePaul University in 1965, he was elected 8th Ward Committeeman. After his election to the Cook County Board of Commissioners, Stroger sponsored equal opportunity legislation and co-sponsored the county's Human Rights, Ethics, and Assault Weapons Ban Ordinances among others. In 1993, Stroger was elected the first African American president of the Cook County Board and Forest Preserve District. The John H. Stroger, Jr. Cook County Hospital was named in his honor. He passed away in 2008 at the age of 79.
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Indexed Term
County Commissioner.
Added Author
Stroger, John H., Jr., 1929-2008, interviewee.
Crowe, Larry F., interviewer.
Stearns, Scott, director of photography.
HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection), production company.
Added Title
History Makers video oral history with The Honorable John H. Stroger, Jr.
The Honorable John H. Stroger, Jr.
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