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Created by:
National Museum of African American History and Culture, American, founded 2003  Search this
Recorded by:
Patrick Telepictures, Inc., American  Search this
Interview of:
John Jacob Oliver, American, born 1945  Search this
Interviewed by:
Kelly Elaine Navies, American  Search this
Subject of:
The Afro-American, American, founded 1892  Search this
Fisk University, American, founded 1866  Search this
University of Maryland, Baltimore County, American, founded 1966  Search this
Columbia Law School, American, founded 1858  Search this
Medium:
digital
Dimensions:
Duration (2016.129.19.1a): 108.22 min.
Duration (2016.129.19.2a): 107.9 min.
169 GB
Type:
video recordings
oral histories
digital media - born digital
Place collected:
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, United States, North and Central America
Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1945-2017
Description:
The oral history consists of 2016.129.19.1a and 2016.129.19.2a: two versions (unedited, and edited) of a single digital video recording.
John Jacob Oliver was interviewed as part of the NMAAHC Donor Oral History Collection. Mr. Oliver worked for the AFRO-American newspaper, which donated a printing press to the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
In this oral history interview John Jacob Oliver gives a narrative of what it was like to grow-up in the Murphy family, which has published the AFRO-American newspaper since 1892. He discusses his childhood in Baltimore, Maryland, where he personally integrated John E. Howard elementary school in the 6th grade. Oliver talks about his educational journey, which included a short stint at the University of Maryland, before deciding to transfer to the HBCU Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee and his later studies for a law degree from Columbia University. He recounts his work as a lawyer, before returning to the family business at the AFRO-American. His story includes his role in instituting modern technology at the AFRO.
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Topic:
African American  Search this
Black Press  Search this
Business  Search this
Communities  Search this
Education  Search this
Families  Search this
HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)  Search this
Journalism  Search this
Law  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Museums  Search this
Segregation  Search this
Technology  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2016.129.19.1a-.2a
Restrictions & Rights:
© Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture
Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
The Collection Donor Oral History Project
Classification:
Media Arts-Film and Video
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd594ee3333-f1df-495d-bd7c-9bc68e19a9c8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2016.129.19.1a-.2a