The vision of the History Makers is to capture America’s history one person at a time, creating a priceless video collection and giving those involved their special place in history to educate the world about the struggles, determination and achievements of African American life, history and culture.
Educate the world on the accomplishments of African Americans.
Show the breadth and depth of this important American history as told in the first person.
Highlight the accomplishments of individual African Americans.
Showcase those who have played a role in African American-led movements and/or organizations.
Preserve these video oral histories for years and generations to come.
"I am where I am because of the bridges that I crossed.
Sojourner Truth was a bridge.
Harriet Tubman was a bridge.
Ida B. Wells was a bridge.
Madame C. J. Walker was a bridge.”