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C. Vincent Bakeman

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Profession

Category:
CivicMakers
Occupation(s):
Nonprofit Chief Executive

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
Steak (Prime Rib)
Favorite Time of Year:
Winter
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Anywhere Warm
Favorite Quote:
None

Birthplace

Born:
6/23/1933
Birth Location:
Chicago, Illinois

Profession

Category:
CivicMakers
Occupation(s):
Nonprofit Chief Executive

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
Steak (Prime Rib)
Favorite Time of Year:
Winter
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Anywhere Warm
Favorite Quote:
None

Birthplace

Born:
6/23/1933
Birth Location:
Chicago
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Biography

Dr. C. Vincent Bakeman was born on June 23, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois. He was the Chief Executive Officer and President of Human Resources Development Institute, Inc. (HRDI), a multi-services non-profit, non-governmental health and human services agency that serves substance abusers and the mentally ill on Chicago's south side.

He received a bachelor's degree from Kentucky State University and a Master's Degree from Chicago State University. In 1979, Bakeman earned both a Master's Degree and a Doctorate from Nova Southeastern University.

Since 1982, Bakeman's leadership saw HRDI grow from an agency with three state-funded programs to one of Chicago's largest and most influential non-profit organizations. He was also the Deputy President of the International Council on Alcohol and Addictions.

He served on numerous boards and councils in the United States and abroad, including: the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention National Advisory Council; the Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; Governor's Advisory Council on Developmental disabilities; Illinois Advisory Council on Alcohol and Other Drug Addictions; the National Black Alcoholism and Addictions Council; the Illinois Child Welfare Advisory Council; the Illinois Department of the Mental Health Advisory Council; the International Council on Alcohol and Addictions, West, East and Southern Africa and the United Nations Drug Control Program, West and East Africa.

He also served as President of the Illinois Alcohol and Drug Dependency Association and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the South Side Health Consortium.

Bakeman passed away on February 15, 2004 at the age of 70.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - C. Vincent Bakeman talks about his parents
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - C. Vincent Bakeman describes his father's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - C. Vincent Bakeman describes how his parents met
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - C. Vincent Bakeman describes his mother's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - C. Vincent Bakeman describes his father's occupations
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - C. Vincent Bakeman describes his grandfather's grocery store chain, Summers Grocery Store
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - C. Vincent Bakeman talks about his family
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - C. Vincent Bakeman describes the sights, sounds, and smells of his childhood
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - C. Vincent Bakeman talks about his childhood interest in athletics
  • Tape: 1 Story: 12 - C. Vincent Bakeman talks about his education
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - C. Vincent Bakeman describes his experience playing football for Englewood High School in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - C. Vincent Bakeman talks about his experience at Englewood High School in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - C. Vincent Bakeman describes his experience attending Kentucky State University in Frankfort, Kentucky, pt. 1
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - C. Vincent Bakeman describes his experience attending Kentucky State University in Frankfort, Kentucky, pt. 2
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - C. Vincent Bakeman talks about his career as a teacher at the Lincoln Institute and in Elizabethtown, Kentucky
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - C. Vincent Bakeman describes his friendship with Dr. James Peoples
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - C. Vincent Bakeman describes his career as a teacher and school administrator in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - C. Vincent Bakeman describes his experience at the Cook County Office of Economic Opportunity
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - C. Vincent Bakeman talks about his experience with the Cook County Office of Economic Opportunity and City Colleges of Chicago
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - C. Vincent Bakeman describes his experience as a community organizer
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - C. Vincent Bakeman describes his founding of the Human Resources Development Institute, Inc. (HRDI), pt. 1
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - C. Vincent Bakeman describes his founding of the Human Resources Development Institute, Inc. (HRDI), pt. 2
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - C. Vincent Bakeman describes the growth of the Human Resources Development Institute, Inc. (HRDI)
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - C. Vincent Bakeman discusses the need to develop an endowment program for the Human Resources Development Institute, Inc. (HRDI)
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - C. Vincent Bakeman discusses his philosophy behind the Human Resources Development Institute, Inc. (HRDI)
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - C. Vincent Bakeman talks about the difficulty of getting money for preventative resources
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - C. Vincent Bakeman describes where the Human Resources Development Institute, Inc. (HRDI) has programs in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 3 Story: 10 - C. Vincent Bakeman talks about how to address the drug problem within the African American community
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - C. Vincent Bakeman describes his involvement with the International Council on Alcohol and Addictions and United Nations Drug Control Program
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - C. Vincent Bakeman talks about the difference between drug policy in the United States and drug policy in Africa
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - C. Vincent Bakeman shares his views on the United States' drug policy
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - C. Vincent Bakeman discusses the problem of crack cocaine in the African American community
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - C. Vincent Bakeman discusses his hopes and concerns for the African American community
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - C. Vincent Bakeman reflects upon his legacy
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - C. Vincent Bakeman talks about how he would like to be remembered
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - C. Vincent Bakeman narrates his photographs