The HistoryMakers

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About us

The HistoryMakers is a national, 501(c)(3) non-profit institution committed to preserving, developing and providing easy access to an internationally recognized, archival collection of thousands of African American video oral histories. The purpose of this archive is to educate and to show the breadth and depth of this important American history as told by the first person; to highlight the accomplishments of individual African Americans across a variety of disciplines; to showcase those who have played a role in African American led movements and/or organizations; and to preserve this material for years and generations to come. The HistoryMakers is committed to creating and exposing its archival collection to the widest audience possible using collaborations as well as the Internet, a digital archive and other new technologies.


Contact information

Government ID number: 36-4328170

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Phone: 312-674-1900

Fax: 312-674-1915

1900 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60616, US

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