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Profession

Category:
CivicMakers
EducationMakers
Occupation(s):
Nonprofit Chief Executive
Educator

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
Chicken
Favorite Time of Year:
Summer
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Favorite Quote:
None

Birthplace

Born:
4/12/1962
Birth Location:
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Profession

Category:
CivicMakers
EducationMakers
Occupation(s):
Nonprofit Chief Executive
Educator

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
Chicken
Favorite Time of Year:
Summer
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Favorite Quote:
None

Birthplace

Born:
4/12/1962
Birth Location:
Milwaukee
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Biography

Michael Evans Carter, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of V.E. Carter Development Group, was born on April 12, 1962, to Lorraine Peters Carter and Veledis Edwin Carter in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Carter graduated from the University School of Milwaukee in 1980. He received his B.A. degree in television production and business administration from Howard University in 1985.

While at Howard University, Carter founded a video production company. He received a SIBA award for an interview with Jesse Jackson, Sr. After college, he returned to Milwaukee to apply his television production skills to aid the educational mission of the V.E. Carter Development Center, which was founded by his parents in 1971. Through Carter Educational Systems, a subsidiary of Carter Development Group, Carter produced a series of video tapes teaching math teachers how to teach math to children as well as two video series teaching the Swahili and Yoruba languages to children. Carter also worked as a cameraman for the Milwaukee Bucks basketball team. Carter moved to Detroit in 1990s and worked for the Detroit Cable Commission as a producer and director during the Dennis Archer administration. In 1994, Carter began working as an executive assistant to his mother at V.E. Carter Development Center. He also served as the organization’s facilities and building manager. Carter became CEO of V.E. Carter Development Group when his mother passed away in 2006. V.E. Carter Development Group operates the center along with a K-5 charter school, the Carter School of Excellence, and offers social service programs to central-city residents. The V.E. Carter Development Group is a partner with the Milwaukee Public School System. Carter Group programs also include two north side drop-in child care centers and case management services for non-violent offenders.

Carter is married to Lori Carter. They have two children: a son Courtney, and a daughter Micah.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Michael Evans Carter lists his favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Michael Evans Carter describes his mother's family background, pt. 1
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Michael Evans Carter describes his mother's family background, pt. 2
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Michael Evans Carter remembers his mother's personality
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Michael Evans Carter describes his father's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Michael Evans Carter talks about his father's U.S. military service
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Michael Evans Carter describes how his parents met
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Michael Evans Carter describes his parents' personalities and who he takes after
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Michael Evans Carter describes his earliest childhood memory
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Michael Evans Carter describes his neighborhood in Brown Deer, Wisconsin
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Michael Evans Carter talks about Rufus King and the name V.E. Carter Development Group, Inc.
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Michael Evans Carter describes his earliest childhood memory
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Michael Evans Carter describes his parents' emphasis on education
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Michael Evans Carter remembers the University School of Milwaukee in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Michael Evans Carter talks about the founding of the Carter Child Development Center
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Michael Evans Carter describes his early interest in African American history
  • Tape: 2 Story: 10 - Michael Evans Carter remembers the assassination of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Tape: 2 Story: 11 - Michael Evans Carter talks about the influence of his favorite television programs
  • Tape: 2 Story: 12 - Michael Evans Carter remembers listening to Michael Jackson
  • Tape: 2 Story: 13 - Michael Evans Carter remembers playing hockey growing up
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Michael Evans Carter describes his experiences of racial discrimination as a hockey player
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Michael Evans Carter talks about his sports activities
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Michael Evans Carter recalls the influence of his U.S. history teacher
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Michael Evans Carter describes his decision to attend Howard University
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Michael Evans Carter remembers hearing Minister Louis Farrakhan speak at Howard University
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Michael Evans Carter remembers George Herbert Walker Bush's commencement speech at Howard University
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Michael Evans Carter remembers Howard University President James Cheek
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Michael Evans Carter talks about the communications department at Howard University
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Michael Evans Carter remembers working on WHUT-TV's 'Evening Exchange'
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Michael Evans Carter remembers his instructional children's video series, pt. 1
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Michael Evans Carter remembers his instructional children's video series, pt. 2
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Michael Evans Carter describes how he came to work for the V.E. Carter Development Group, Inc.
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Michael Evans Carter recalls learning to manage the V.E. Carter Development Group, Inc.
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Michael Evans Carter talks about his parent's vision for the V.E. Carter Development Group, Inc.
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Michael Evans Carter describes the role of parents at the V.E. Carter Development Group, Inc.
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Michael Evans Carter talks about the educational philosophy of the V.E. Carter Development Group, Inc.
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Michael Evans Carter describes his plans for the V.E. Carter Development Group, Inc.
  • Tape: 4 Story: 9 - Michael Evans Carter describes his partnership with the University School of Milwaukee in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Tape: 4 Story: 10 - Michael Evans Carter talks about the Carter School of Excellence in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Michael Evans Carter reflects upon his life
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Michael Evans Carter describes his hopes and concerns for the African American community
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Michael Evans Carter reflects upon his legacy
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Michael Evans Carter talks about his family
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Michael Evans Carter describes how he would like to be remembered