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Glegg Watson (Finding Aid)
Favorite Color: Burgundy
Favorite Food: Rice and peas
Favorite Time of Year: Autumn
Favorite Vacation Spot: Jamaica
Interview Length: 126 minutes
Interview Date(s): March 10, 2001
Interview Location(s): New York, New York
Businessman and author Glegg Watson describes his family background and his childhood growing up in Jamaica. He shares memories of his father, who died when he was only four years old, and describes the impact the death had on his life. He describes the close relationship he had with his mother, and relates some of his fondest memories and favorite activities from his childhood. Watson also explains his desire to come to American and study at Howard University, prompted by a visit from Queen Elizabeth II.
Businessman and author Glegg Watson describes his time at Howard University, detailing the activist politics that inundated the campus during the turbulent 1960s. Watson recounts his own involvement in the political movement, which included accepting a job at the 'Washington Post' so he could ensure fair and accurate coverage of the Civil Rights Movement. Watson then describes his experience at graduate school, explaining how racial discrimination led him to leave school and take a job in consulting.
Businessman and author Glegg Watson describes his work in corporate America, both at Booz Allen Hamilton, a consulting firm, and his two-decade stint at Xerox Corporation. Watson details his ascent at Xerox, pointing out the various obstacles in his path. Watson also discusses the impact of his book, 'Black Life In Corporate America', which became a bestseller and has been influential in determining public perception of black business executives. Watson also talks about how the book affected his status within the Xerox Corporation.
Businessman and author Glegg Watson has a detailed discussion about the state of blacks in corporate America. He addresses topics such as underrepresentation of minorities on executive boards, and the impact of the hip-hop generation on black business. Watson then discusses his West Indian heritage and shares his own ethnic identity and racial pride.
Businessman and author Glegg Watson discusses the present state of historically black colleges and universities, and makes suggestions concerning their future, particularly commenting on administrative roles. Watson stresses the value of a historically black education for African Americans, citing his own experience as he considers his legacy.
36 Stories (See Ordered Story Set)
- Slating of Glegg Watson interview
- Glegg Watson's favorites
- Glegg Watson describes his father's personality
- Glegg Watson talks about his father's family background and his sense of color consiousness
- Glegg Watson describes his mother's background
- Glegg Watson discusses his family history
- Glegg Watson shares memories from his childhood
- Glegg Watson recalls his school years in Jamaica
- Glegg Watson discusses his family life
- Glegg Watson details his family's immigration to the United States
- Glegg Watson recounts his school life in the United States
- Glegg Watson recounts his experience at Howard University
- Glegg Watson recalls historic moments from the 1960s
- Glegg Watson considers influential figures from his young life
- Glegg Watson remembers his time at the 'Washington Post'
- Glegg Watson recalls his mother's death
- Glegg Watson recounts his graduate school experience
- Glegg Watson describes working for Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc.
- Glegg Watson talks about negative experiences at Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc.
- Glegg Watson explains how he was hired to work at Xerox Corporation in Rochester, New York
- Glegg Watson comments on personal accomplishments at Xerox
- Glegg Watson explains the process in writing 'Black Life in Corporate America'
- Glegg Watson illustrates Xerox's reaction to his book 'Black Life in Corporate America'
- Glegg Watson discusses authors that have imitated 'Black Life in Corporate America'
- Glegg Watson talks about his research gathering process
- Glegg Watson shares his thoughts on the lack of black corporate leaders
- Glegg Watson talks about the lack of current black leadership at Xerox
- Glegg Watson gives strategies on how blacks can gain equality in corporate America
- Glegg Watson comments on the current status of blacks in the business world
- Glegg Watson shares his thoughts on how black athletes use their wealth
- Glegg Watson names business leaders he admires
- Glegg Watson discusses his West Indian Heritage
- Glegg Watson talks about his ethnic identity
- Glegg Watson talks about the future of historically black colleges and universities
- Glegg Watson comments on admininstrative roles of historically black colleges and universities
- Glegg Watson considers his legacy