Meet The HistoryMakers: A Day of Education 2002 (Chicago)

Thursday 10/17/2002

Wyndham Hotel

Chicago, Illinois

On October 17, 2002 The HistoryMakers hosted its first annual of its Meet The HistoryMakers: A Day of Education at the Wyndham Hotel in Chicago, Illinois.


Meet The HistoryMakers: A Day of Education was conceived as a day of seminars designed to expose public school teachers, librarians and students to the educational resources created by The HistoryMakers, the nation’s largest African American video oral history archive.


Attendees experienced first hand accounts from notable HistoryMakers that included former entertainment and civil rights lawyer Leo Branton, former SNCC director James Foreman and childrens folk singer Ella Jenkins. The day also included oral history workshops and training, computer labs and training on the Becoming a HistoryMaker student curriculum. 


The HistoryMakers staff has created a finding aid for this event. View/Download below: 

Meet The HistoryMakers: A Day of Education (Chicago 2002).pdf


Panelists for this program included:

• Emil Jones, President of the Illinois General Assembly
• Julieanna Richardson, Executive Director of The HistoryMakers
• Michael Scott, Chairman of the Chicago Public School Board
• Belva Davis, Television Newscaster
• Hermene Hartman, Editor of N’Digo
• Earl Calloway, Journalist
• Thomas Dortch, President, 100 Black Men
• Carlotta LaNier, Member of the Little Rock Nine
• Rev. Al Sampson, Minister, Civil Rights Activist
• Don Wycliff, The Chicago Tribune (Moderator)
• Lee Bey, Architecture Critic (Moderator)
• Robert Church, Agriculturalist
• Charles Harrison, Industrial Designer
• Charles McAfee, Architect
• Ruth Beckford, Dancer , Writer and Actress
• Cleo Parker Robinson, Dancer and Choreographer
• Al Stiles, Entertainer
• Clarence Waldron, Senior Writer Jet Magazine(Moderator)
• Renee J. Amore, Health Care Advocate
• Julie Hunter, Former Liquor Store Owner
• Mica Mattere, WGN (Moderator)
• Doris Zollar, Civic Leader
• Lacy Banks, Chicago Sun Times Reporter (Moderator)
• Robert Pickens, 1964 Olympic Wrestler
• Willye White, Five-Time Olympian
• John Allen
• Augustine Davis
• John Fountain
• Johnny Washington

• Leo Branton, Entertainment Lawyer
• James Curtis, Court TV (Moderator)
• James Montgomery, Civil Rights Lawyer
• Judge R. Eugene Pincham, State Appellate Court Judge
• john powell, Law Professor

• Ausbra Ford, Sculptor
• Jonathan Green, Painter
• Ronne Hartfield, Arts Education
• Richard Long, Scholar of Language and the Arts
• Stan West (Moderator)
• Dr. Billie Adams, Pediatrician and Medical Professor
• Monroe Anderson, Journalist (Moderator)
• Dr. Gloria Jackson Bacon, Physician
• Dr. Louis Sullivan, Former U.S. Surgeon General 
• Clark Burrus, City Comptroller of Chicago
• Roger Crockett, Business Week (Moderator)
• Frank Greene, Venture Capitalist
• William Hudgins, Bank Founder & Entrepreneur
• Rose Morgan, Beauty Shop Owner
• Alfred Brothers, Signal Analyst
• John Douglas, President and Chief Executive Officer of Personal Achievement Radio, Inc.
• Will LaVeist, (Moderator)
• Waverly Person, Geo-physicist
• Dr. Manford Byrd, Former School Superintendent
• Dr. Delores Cross, Former College President
• Josie Johnson, Civil Rights Activist and Academic Administrator
• Sabrina Miller, The Chicago Tribune (Moderator)
• Delmarie Cobb, N'Digo (Moderator)
• Floyd Griffin, Milledgeville, Georgia, Mayor
• Dorothy Jackson, Akron, Ohio, Deputy Mayor
• Curtis McClinton, Kansas State Senator
• Ella Jenkins, Folk Singer
• Geraldine Moore, Drummer
• Richard Steele, Radio Newscaster (Moderator)