THE DIGITAL REPOSITORY FOR THE BLACK EXPERIENCE
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I saw the update on your astounding story on 60 Minutes on Sunday. I was so pleased to see the robust relationship with the Library of Congress had come true. Just the right place for the precious assets you have been collecting. Congratulations to you for your vision and how far you have taken the dream.
The HistoryMakers’ mission has been to educate the world about the history, lives, careers and accomplishments of African Americans across a variety of disciplines - the arts, business, civic engagement, education, entertainment, law, the media, medicine, STEM, the military, music, politics, religion, sports, and fashion & beauty - by making its content accessible worldwide and a free public website. With The HistoryMakers Digital Archive, users can access thousands of first person accounts of African American leaders from desktop, portable devices, and smart phones 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, anywhere in the world. The HistoryMakers Collection represents the only massive attempt to record the black experience since the WPA Slave Narratives of the 1930s. The Library of Congress serves as our permanent repository.
Star of the Gordon Parks film "Shaft" Richard Roundtree was one of the most iconic actors of the 1970s. Roundtree passed away in October of this year.