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HistoryMakers

HistoryMakers

HistoryMakers

The HistoryMakers is the nation’s largest African American video oral history collection, featuring about 2,600 individuals telling their stories in more than 139,000 video clips each running 1-5 minutes long.  Its aim is to provide an integrated scholarly and educational resource for exploring African American history and culture. It is unique among collections of African American heritage because of its large and varied scope, with interviewees from across the United States, from a variety of fields, and with memories stretching from the 1890s to the present. Rather than focus on one particular part of a person’s life or a single subject, such as a career or participation in the civil rights movement, the interviews are life oral histories covering the person’s entire span of memories as well as his or her own family’s oral history.  The site works best in Chrome, Safari, or Firefox.