The HistoryMakers Video Oral History With Robert PickensStreaming Video - 2016
Sportsman Robert James Pickens was born February 2, 1943, to Sarah Wilson and Nathanial Pickens. He grew up in Evanston, Illinois. He wrestled in the 1964 Olympics, placing sixth in the Greco-Roman division. Pickens played football as an offensive tackle for the Chicago Bears from 1967 to 1969. He earned a B.S. degree in business administration from the University of Nebraska in 1969 and spent a year playing for the Edmonton Eskimos in the Canadian Football League. In 1970, he began an eighteen-year career with Sears, Roebuck and Company before leaving in 1988 to become the owner and managing director of Rainbow Classics, a Hong Kong-based trading company. In 1991, Pickens became the president and owner of Merrill Associates and the construction coordinator for DJP Development and Consulting, a family-owned business. In addition to his professional duties, Pickens served as a Chicago Park District commissioner in 2000.
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, 
Characteristics: 1 online resource (4 video files (1 hr., 58 min., 43 sec.)) : sound, color. digital video file
Alternative Title: History Makers video oral history with Robert Pickens