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Grady E. Poulard (Finding Aid)
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Time of Year: Spring
Interview Length: 118 minutes
Interview Date(s): May 4, 2005
Interview Location(s): Washington, D.C.
Motivational speaker and consulting firm owner Grady Poulard describes his family's background and his childhood in Crowley, Louisiana. Poulard talks about the careers and personalities of his mother and father, and describes his childhood interests and activities. He then discusses his schooling from elementary school through prep school.
Motivational speaker and consulting firm owner Grady Poulard details his experience in higher education. Poulard discusses his undergraduate years at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and graduate years at Yale Divinity School. Poulard names some of the theologians who influenced him, and explains how his divinity degree led him to three years of international missionary work. Poulard details his time abroad in Europe and India, and then explains his decision to return to the United States and participate in civil rights activism in Mississippi.
Motivational speaker and consulting firm founder Grady Poulard details his civil rights efforts in Mississippi with the Council of Federated Organizations (COFO). Poulard shares some of his religious and philosophical beliefs in regard to organized religion, and explains why he left the church to take a job as a civil rights advisor in the Lyndon B. Johnson administration. Poulard also tells of other community organization posts he held and briefly describes his role at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Motivational speaker and consulting group founder Grady Poulard discusses his employment with the United States General Accounting Office, explaining how he increased diversity and raised awareness of civil rights for twenty years. Poulard then discusses his activities after his retirement, including the founding of his own consulting firm and his counseling and motivational speaking. Poulard shares some of his philosophy that he uses in these ventures, discussing marriage, race and class, and his own spiritual outlook. Poulard also reflects on his life's course and his family.
Motivational speaker and consulting group founder Grady Poulard discusses the intsitution of marriage in the black community and describes how he would like to be remembered.
38 Stories (See Ordered Story Set)
- Slating of Grady Poulard interview
- Grady Poulard's favorites
- Grady Poulard discusses his mother's background
- Grady Poulard discusses his and his father's name
- Grady Poulard discusses his father's family background
- Grady Poulard details his parents' marriage
- Grady Poulard lists his siblings
- Grady Poulard shares childhood memories
- Grady Poulard details his early education
- Grady Poulard remembers his early music lessons
- Grady Poulard remembers his preparatory school experience, mid-1950s
- Grady Poulard recalls his undergraduate years at Southern University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
- Grady Poulard recalls his experience at Yale Divinity School, New Haven, Connecticut, late 1950s
- Grady Poulard describes the religious climate of the 1960s
- Grady Poulard evaluates modern Christianity
- Grady Poulard details his assignments to international posts, 1960s
- Grady Poulard discusses his first marriage
- Grady Poulard details his years in India
- Grady Poulard discusses his civil rights involvement as a Council of Federated Organizations official
- Grady Poulard recounts his training efforts as a Council of Federated Organizations official
- Grady Poulard reflects on his appointment as minister of the People's Congregational United Church of Christ, Washington, D.C.
- Grady Poulard discusses conservative Christian practices and theories
- Grady Poulard evaluates mega-churches
- Grady Poulard discusses his civil rights work in the Lyndon B. Johnson administration
- Grady Poulard remembers the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Grady Poulard reviews his studies in urban affairs
- Grady Poulard reviews his efforts as an institutional organizer
- Grady Poulard discusses his employment with the Department of Housing and Urban Development
- Grady Poulard discusses his employment with the United States General Accounting Office
- Grady Poulard describes his venture, Grady Poulard Associates
- Grady Poulard shares advice on marriage
- Grady Poulard shares reflections on his life's course
- Grady Poulard reflects on issues of race and class in the U.S.
- Grady Poulard shares his personal philosophy
- Grady Poulard considers his legacy
- Grady Poulard discusses his family
- Grady Poulard continues to discuss the institution of marriage
- Grady Poulard describes how he'd like to be remembered