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HistoryMakers is an extensive video oral history collection of prominent African Americans. Upon completion, it will include 5,000 interviews. Each interview is divided into several “stories,” video clips that describe a particular life event. The HistoryMakers are from all regions of the United States, were prominent in a wide variety of fields, and tell stories that span the twentieth century.


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Dates covered

Mostly the twentieth century. Includes family stories from the nineteenth century.


Oral history.

Type of coverage

Video with transcripts.

Producer/content provider

The HistoryMakers

Vendor/electronic presentation provider

The HistoryMakers