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About HistoryMakers

HistoryMakers HistoryMakers By recording, preserving and sharing the life stories of thousands of African Americans, from President Barack Obama to the oldest living black cowboy, The HistoryMakers is a leader in helping to educate and enlighten millions worldwide through refashioning a more inclusive record of American history. Since 1999, The HistoryMakers has been recording African American oral histories to refashion a more inclusive record of American history and to educate and enlighten millions worldwide. At its core The HistoryMakers is committed to preserving and making widely accessible the untold personal stories of both well-known and unsung African Americans. Here is how we do it. We have made significant progress toward building the nation’s largest African American video oral history collection and exposing this collection to a large audience. Our Founder, Julieanna L. Richardson, had a dream to create a unique and timeless archive. From Brandeis University to Harvard Law School to the Chicago Cable Commission; this is her story. Education has been a major part of The HistoryMakers since its inception. The HistoryMakers has conducted institutes, held public programs, created curriculums and produced documentaries all in the name of education. Please read below to learn more about The HistoryMakers education initiatives.
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