The HistoryMakers

When: Wednesday, August 24, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Capacity: Maximum 15, Minimum 3

Description: The HistoryMakers is a national, 501(c)(3) non-profit educational 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.
  • Highlight the accomplishments of individual African Americans across a variety of disciplines.
  • Showcase those who have played a role in African American led movements and/or organizations.
  • Preserve this material for years and generations to come.
  • Visit The HistoryMakers office and learn more about the oral history process.

Directions: The HistoryMakers office is located in the South Loop at 1900 S. Michigan Ave. The nearest cross street to the office is 18th Street.  The #3 and #4 buses on Michigan Ave. can take you to 18th street. The HistoryMakers office is one block south of this bus stop. The nearest L stop is the China Town stop on the Red Line. It is a 4 block walk from this stop. The office is straight south of down town on Michigan Ave.1900 S. Michigan Ave.

Contact: For reservations and information, contact Dan Johnson 312.674.1900,