Wednesday, September 15, 2010

National Visionary Leadership Project

The Loyola ▪ Notre Dame Library is pleased to announce the donation of tapes and transcripts of interviews of many notable African American Visionaries that were recorded by the National Visionary Leadership Project. The subjects of these interviews have shaped American history in many different ways and come from all walks of life; some of these Visionaries are nationally recognized leaders, while others are known primarily in their local communities. LNDL is cataloging the materials and placing them on reserve for use by students, including those taking courses in Loyola’s new African and African American Studies minor.

The library’s holdings include videos of full-length interviews with Quincy Jones and Coretta Scott King (see clips below), among many others. Transcripts of many of the interviews are also available. The interviews cover everything from their thoughts on leadership and the civil rights movement, to anecdotes from childhood.

In addition to the acquisition of this collection, the faculty of the Loyola African and African American Studies minor are co-sponsoring an inaugural lecture by Benjamin Todd Jealous, President and CEO of NAACP, on September 29. For details and to RSVP, please visit the website for the AAAS minor.

Coretta Scott King on her childhood:

Quincy Jones on America’s racial future:

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