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Interview with Jewel Prestage, October 30, 1992

Part of African American Political Scientists Oral History Project

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Title:
Interview with Jewel Prestage, October 30, 1992
Creator:
Jewel Prestage; interviewee. Shelby Faye Lewis; interviewer.
Format:
oral histories
Publication date:
1992
Date uploaded:
2012
Description:
Jewel L. Prestage is an African American political scientist and a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Political Science, at Southern University, Baton Rouge. In this interview, Prestage describes her childhood and the importance her family placed on education. She talks about her pre-collegiate years and the influential teachers she encountered while attending Southern University for her undergraduate degree. Prestage speaks about her graduate work at the University of Iowa and the significance of being the first African American woman to receive her Ph.D. in political science in 1954. Her leadership role in the field of political science is discussed, in particular her involvement in numerous professional organizations and in programs that sought to increase the amount of African Americans pursuing academic careers in political science. Prestage also talks about her scholarly work regarding the political behavior of African American women and the politics of higher education.
Language:
english
Publisher:
Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
Repository:
University of Kentucky
Type:
audio
Subject:
Prestage, Jewel L., 1931- -- Interviews., African American political scientists--Interviews., African Americans., American Political Science Association., Political science., Southern University and A and M College., Prairie View A and M University., Ralph Bunche Summer Institute., Women's studies., Education, Higher.
Source:
African American Political Scientists Oral History Project
Metadata record:
http://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt7b8g8ffv53/data/mets.xml
Rights:
This digital resource may be freely searched and displayed. Permission must be received for subsequent distribution in print or electronically. Physical rights are retained by the owning repository. Copyright is retained in accordance with U. S. copyright laws. Please go to http://kdl.kyvl.org for more information.