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1. Oral history interview with Yolonda C. Richardson 1999

  • Name: Richardson, Yolonda C (Interviewee)
  • Format: oral histories
  • Date: 1999
  • Collection Name: Carnegie Corporation project. Part 2
  • Abstract: Childhood in Louisiana; family history; education at Dillard University and Yale Law School; travels in Africa during law school; recruitment by New York law firms; employment at Carnegie Corporation; difficulty adapting to atmosphere of Carnegie office; changes in the foundation's leadership; role of program officers in the corporation; comparison of Carnegie Corporation to other organizations; experiences seeing how other foundations operate budgets at Beijing Conference; involvement in Carnegie initiatives: establishment of gender sector in South Africa, public health initiatives at University of Ghana, Preventing Deadly Conflict initiative; lack of communication with grantees; decision to leave Carnegie Corporation.
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