Meet The HistoryMakers: A Day of Education 2003 (Chicago)

Thursday 10/23/2003

DePaul University Conference Center

Chicago, Illinois

On October 23, 2003 The HistoryMakers hosted the 2nd installment of its Meet The HistoryMakers: A Day of Education at The DePaul University Conference Center 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 experience first person testimony from notable HistoryMakers, oral history workshops and training, computer labs and innovative and interactive curriculum. Meet The HistoryMakers: A Day of Education was truly a unique educational opportunity. 


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

Meet The HistoryMakers: A Day of Education (Chicago 2003)


Panelists for this program included:


Opening Ceremony
Julieanna L. Richardson, Founder of The HistoryMakers,     

Patricia Andrews-Keenan, Vice President of Public Affairs, Comcast and Taylor Moore

Searching HistoryMakers Interviews
Michael Frisch of SUNY Buffalo and Randforce Associates
Community Leadership: Beyond the Call of Duty
Robert Jordan, WGN TV Chicago (Moderator)
Dorothy Runner, Founding member of the South Side Auxiliary of Planned Parenthood
Rev. Addie Wyatt, Labor/Women’s Rights Leader
Jacky Grimshaw, Organizer for Harold Washington
Patricia Hill, Executive Director of the African American Police League 
Spiritual Involvement: My Life Story
Cynthia Moreland, The HistoryMakers, Regional Coordinator, Southeast (Moderator)
Rev. Calvin Morris, Activist
Rev. Al Sampson, Civil Rights Activist
Rev. Henry Soles, Senior Chaplain of the Chicago Bulls
Rev. Marion Roddy-Hart, (State College, PA), Albright Bethune United Methodist Church.
I Want to be an Entrepreneur
Dorothy Tucker, WBBM-TV Chicago (Moderator)
Alisa Starks, CEO of Inner City Entertainment, Inc.
William Bonaparte, President and CEO of Bonaparte Corporation.
Influential Artists and Their Lives
Charles Thomas, ABC 7 Chicag (Moderator)
Paul Goodnight (Boston)
Artist; Ausbra Ford, Sculptor and Author
Geraldine McCullough, Sculptor
True Vine - The Story of John Fountain
John Fountain, journalist, author, and visiting scholar at Northwestern University
What's My Story - Your Story?
Larry Crowe, interviewer for The HistoryMakers
Why I Chose to be a Public Servant
Sabrina L. Miller, The Chicago Tribune (Moderator)
Richard Hatcher (Gary, IN), Former Mayor of Gary, Indiana
Lawyer Bobbie Steele, Cook County (Illinois) Commissioner
Roland Burris, Former Illinois State’s Attorney General
Monique Davis, Illinois State Representative.
Providing Hope Through Education
Will LaVeist, Executive Producer of (Moderator)
Zerrie Campbell, President of Malcolm X College
Warrick Carter, President of Columbia College of Chicago
Charles Henry, Chairman, Department of African American Studies at UC Berkeley
Military HistoryMakers: African Americans in WWII
William H. Smith, (Sudbury, MA) Media Consultant, Filmmaker and Educator
Blues Appreciation
Fernando Jones, Founder of Blues Kids of America
A Career in Justice
Curtis Lawrence, The Chicago Sun-Times (Moderator)
Hon. Blanche Manning, United States District Judge
D’Army Bailey (Memphis), Circuit Court Judge
Hon. Earl Strayhorn, Lawyer and Judge
Interviewing the MediaMakers
Mary Mitchell of The Chicago Sun-Times (Moderator)
Harry Porterfield, Television Personality, ABC 7 Chicago
Don Wycliff, The Chicago Tribune
Dorothy Leavell, Publisher of The Chicago Crusader
Literature, Poetry, Prose, the Pen
Roger Crockett, Business Week (Moderator)
Useni Eugene Perkins, Playwright/Poet
Sterling Plumpp, Poet/Essayist
Salim Muwakkil, Senior Editor of In These Times, columnist The Chicago Tribune.
Hands-On Photography
Louis Byrd, CABJ, Freelance Photojournalist (Moderator)
Jason Miccolo Johnson (Washington, D.C.), Photographer
Eric Werner, Photographer
Blues in the Schools
Shirley King, International Touring Artist and Daughter of B.B. King
Joy Davis, Extensive Performance Solutions
Art as a Force for Community Development
Salim Muwakkil, In These Times and The Chicago Tribune (Moderator)
Joan Gray, MUNTU Dance Theatre of Chicago
Okoro Harold Johnson, Founder of ETA Creative Arts Foundation
The World of Finance: How I Got My Start    

Evelyn Holmes, ABC-7 TV Chicago (Moderator) 

Walter Clark, Financial Consultant, Clark Consulting Company

H. Marrel Foushee (Washington, D.C.), Entrepreneur
James Hill, Managing Partner, Hill, Taylor & Company

Education and Advocacy
Curtis Lawrence, The Chicago Sun-Times (Moderator)
Iva Carruthers, Educator, Entrepreneur, Pan-Africanist, Minister
Barbara Bowman, Early Education Expert and Advocate
Wayne Watson, Chancellor of the City Colleges of Chicago