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This resource is a digital archive of 100 videos of oral history interviews of contemporary African Americans, produced in partnership with The HistoryMakers (www.thehistorymakers.com), a non-profit organization founded by Julieanna Richardson in 1999 with the mission of uncovering and preserving the untold stories of America.
The HistoryMakers is available as an add-on module to the Black Studies Center. These digital oral histories depict those who have broken barriers and accomplished significant achievements across the twentieth and twenty-first centuries in business, science, education, government, entertainment, sports, and other fields. These are 2-3 hour digitized videos, fully subject-indexed, available for online viewing in full, or in segments. Search or browse through the list by name, occupation, or theme. Watch and hear firsthand experiences including education and career struggles and triumphs. Create accounts of ancestor history, childhood, or Civil Rights- era relevant playlists for your class, research papers, or projects.
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Black Studies Center is a leading resource that supports research, teaching, and learning in Black Studies and other disciplines that benefit from a more detailed coverage of the Black Experience across many disciplines, such as history, literature, political science, sociology, philosophy, and religion. It is comprised of the Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience, the International Index to Black Periodicals, the Chicago Defender newspaper (1910-1975), the Marshall Index, the Black Literature Index, and numerous full-text articles, reports, chapters, and multimedia items.