Meet The HistoryMakers: A Day of Education 2006 (Atlanta)

Thursday 2/9/2006

The Leadership Center, Morehouse College

Atlanta, Georgia

On February 19, 2006 The HistoryMakers hosted the 6th installment of its Meet The HistoryMakers: A Day of Education at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia.


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 is truly a unique educational opportunity.



Panelists for this program included:

Welcome and Opening Address         
    • Julieanna Richardson, Founder of The HistoryMakers
    • Dr. Walter E. Massey, President, Morehouse College
    • Kathy Augustine, Deputy Superintendent, Atlanta Public Schools
Interviewing the MediaMakers         
    • Cicely Bland - Editor, Atlanta Tribune (Moderator)
    • Xernona Clayton- Television Producer, Turner Broadcasting Systems
    • M. Alexis Scott - Publisher, Atlanta Daily World
Becoming an Entrepreneur         
    • Catherine Henderson - Realtor, MetroBrokers Realty (Moderator)
    • Harold Dawson, Sr.- Real Estate Entrepreneur, CEO of the Harold A. Dawson Company
    • Cornell McBride - Founder of McBride Research Laboratories, Inc.
    • Thomas Dortch - Entrepreneur, TWO
Education and Spirituality: MY life Story         
    • Ed Anderson - Educator and Lawyer (Moderator)
    • Rev. Michael Battle- Theologian and President of the Interdenominational Theological Center (lTC)
    • Rev. Emmanuel McCall - Minister and Educator
Fighting for Civil Rights         
    • Karyn Greer- News Anchor, 11 Alive
    • Dr. Clinton Warner- Physician, founder Atlanta Surgical Professional Association
    • Rev. Dr. Joseph Lowery- Religious Leader and Co-founder of SCLC and Black Leadership Forum
    • Rev. Dr. C. T. Vivian- Religious Leader and Civil Rights Activist
Women and Success         
    • The Hon. Denise Thomas, Dekalb County Judge (Moderator)
    • Rev. Constance Jackson- Former Texas Councilwoman, preacher
    • Valerie Richardson Jackson -Former advertising executive, Chairman of Maynard Jackson Youth Foundation
Climbing the Corporate Ladder         
    • Alex Pate- Realtor, MetroBrokers/GMAC Realty (Moderator)
    • Richard Holmes- Senior Vice-President, Georgia Power
    • Evern Cooper Epps - President, UPS Foundation
A Career in Medicine         
    • Jennifer Parker - Editor/Publisher, Crossroads Magazine (Moderator)
    • Dr. Juel Pate Borders - Obstetrician and Gynecologist
    • Dr. James Gavin - President, Morehouse School of Medicine
Education and Advocacy         
    • Catherine Henderson - Realtor, MetroBrokers/GMAC Realty (Moderator)
    • Dr. Peyton Williams- Educator, former Assistant State Superintendent
    • Dr. Edward Irons - Educator and Economist, Dean of Clark Atlanta University School of Business
    • Dr. Joseph Johnson- Former University President, Grambling State University and Talladega College
Community Leadership: My Involvement         
    • Angela Tuck - Public Editor, Atlanta Journal Constitution (Moderator)
    • Ann Cooper- Civic Activist
    • Evelyn Gibson Lowery- Civil Rights Activist, founder of SCLC/W.O.M.E.N.
    • Dan Moore, Sr. -Founded the African American Panoramic Experience Museum
Why I Chose To Be A Public Servant         
    • Linda Torrence- Community Affairs Director, Fox 5 (Moderator)
    • Rep. Tyrone Brooks - Georgia State Representative, civil rights activist
    • Paul Jones- Art collector and civic leader
    • Rep. Calvin Smyre - Georgia State Representative, chairman and CEO of the Synovus Foundation
    • A.J. Cooper- Attorney, Former elected official
    • Michael Thurmond - Georgia Labor Commissioner, Historian