The HistoryMakers video oral history with Amy Robertson Goldson.

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Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
1 online resource (4 video files (1 hr., 59 min., 49 sec.)) : sound, color.


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Lawyer Amy Goldson was born on January 16, 1953 in Boston, Massachusetts. She attended Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts where she graduated magna cum laude in 1974. From there, she entered Catholic University, earning her J.D. degree in 1976. Goldson was hired by the Internal Revenue Service where she worked in the tax court litigation division as an attorney from 1976 to 1977. Leaving the IRS, she joined the law firm of Smothers, Douple, Gayton and Long where she remained until 1983. That year, she opened her own practice. In 1978, Goldson was named general counsel to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation. Goldson was active in the civic community, and served on the board of directors of the Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association. She also chaired the Mayor's Committee on Entertainment. Following the passing of her husband, oncologist Dr. Alfred Goldson, she became active with cancer research and prevention.
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Videographer, Matthew Hickey.
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Recorded Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts 2004 August 17.
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Larry Crowe, interviewer.
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  • History Makers video oral history with Amy Robertson Goldson
  • Amy Robertson Goldson
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