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

Thursday 2/23/2006

Merit School of Music

Chicago, Illinois

On February 23, 2006, The HistoryMakers hosted the 5th installment of its Meet The HistoryMakers: A Day of Education at at the Merit School of Music in Chicago, Illinois. More than 40 HistoryMakers participated in panel discussions for 300 students and teachers. WVON held a live radio remote allowing attendees, HistoryMakers and students to talk directly to WVON listeners.  




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 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 2006) 

Panelists for this program included: 

Welcome Address           

Julieanna Richardson, Founder & Executive Director of The HistoryMakers
Arne Duncan, Superintendent of Chicago Public Schools
Phyllis Henry, Head of Social Studies Department, Chicago Public Schools
Duffie Adelson, Executive Director of the Merit School of Music

What is Success?          

Robert Crockett, Columnist, Business Week (Moderator)
Robert Blackwell, IT Consultant, Blackwell Consulting Services
Ralph Moore, Business Consultant, Ralph G. Moore & Associates 

Community Service and Social Service 
Marion Brooks, Anchor and Reporter for NBC 5 TV Chicago (Moderator)
Geraldine Brownlee, Educator and Associate Professor Emerita, University of Illinois at Chicago
Marlene Owens Rankin, Social Worker and Executive Director of the Jesse Owens Foundation
Laying Down the Law    
Salim Muwakkil, Journalist and Political Commentator (Moderator)
Hon. Shelvin Louise Hall, Chairperson, Judicial Council of the National Bar Association 
Hon. Leo Holt, Retired Cook County Circuit Court Judge.
Hon. William Cousins, Appellate Court Judge, Circuit Court Judge of Cook County
Performing Arts: Dance    
Julian Swain, Dancer and Choreographer
Understanding Oral History    
Tracey Lewis of The HistoryMakers
Sports in Chicago     
Jim Rose, Sports Anchor, ABC 7 TV Chicago (Moderator)
Ernie Terrell, Former Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Making History Through Music  
Rev. Stanley Keeble, Gospel Musician,
Jerry "The Iceman" Butler, Performer, Producer and Composer
Social Change Through Business    
Kenneth Rodgers of The Will Group
A Career in Medicine    
Dr. Billie Wright Adams, M.D., Pediatrician and Associate Clinical Professor
Rodney Stapleton 
Sugar Strings & Friends