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  • An Evening With Debra Lee

    An Evening With Debra Lee explores the interesting life and career of one of the nation’s top women in media and entertainment.  She began her career as a typical young corporate lawyer at Black Entertainment Television (BET) as in-house counsel.  Her career took off from there.  Ms. Lee worked alongside founder of BET, Bob Johnson, playing an instrumental role in the company’s growth.  At the end of the historic $3 billion sale of BET to Viacom, Lee became the CEO of BET.  The network began to launch original programming and expanded BET’s reach beyond the music videos as they launched a Black woman-centered network, Centric. 

    Hosted by ABC News Correspondent Deborah Roberts, An Evening With Debra Lee, this story is told against the backdrop of R&B music by music director from Dancing With the Stars Ray Chew and his Ray Singers with performance from Eric Benet and the legendary Chaka Khan.

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  • A Musical Evening With Harry Lennix

    A Musical Evening With Harry Lennix is a uniquely crafted look into the life and career of one of Chicago’s most notable actors.

    Comprised of story-telling through musical performance and theatrical readings, Harry showcases his gift as he highlights  a number of super talented Chicago singers.  While attending Northwestern University, his thespian talents blossomed and his one-time thought of becoming a Pope forever changed!

    His stage roles in Guys and Dolls, Raisin in the Sun, and Huckleberry Finn led him to the small and big screens, like the film The Man of Steel, NBC’s The Blacklist and one of his most notable film roles in The Five Heartbeats. 

    A Musical Evening With Harry Lennix is a toe-tapping, hand-clapping  entertaining program  as he ends the show with a hometown favorite!
     

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  • Tote Bag

    Natural cotton canvas.  The tote bags are white and black with The HistoryMakers logo on it.  Classic, durable and an incredible value! Easy access to main compartment. Show your support in style!

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  • T-Shirt

    T-Shirts are available in the following sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, and 2XL. All t-shirts are black with a white The HistoryMakers Logo. Show your support in style!

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  • An Evening With Ken Chenault

    Take a rare, inside, look into the life and career of one of America’s most successful CEOs –Ken Chenault, featuring Warren Buffett, Ursula Burns, Vernon Jordan, Oprah Winfrey, David Rubenstein, Dr. J, Magic Johnson, Ken Frazier, and more, in An Evening With Ken Chenault. Taped live on Saturday, November 3, 2018, in New York City’s The New York Times Center, and hosted by sportscaster James “J.B.” Brown, the program pays tribute to Chenault’s extraordinary life and career - from his early professional years as a lawyer and consultant into his nearly forty year career at American Express. Chenault delivers a must-see master class on leadership!

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  • An Evening With Franklin Thomas

    Follow philanthropic and business leader Franklin Thomas from his beginnings in New York’s Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood to the corporate board room in An Evening With Franklin Thomas. Taped in New York City on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at the AXA Equitable Center, in front of a standing room only audience, the program features appearances by Gloria Steinem, Darren Walker, Vernon Jordan, Ursula Burns, Edward Lewis, Henry Schacht, Dr. Mamphela Ramphele, Judge Albie Sachs, Gay McDougall, Raymond McGuire, and video interviews of 35 others, An Evening With Franklin Thomas provides viewers an inside look into the life and career of one of the nation’s most accomplished civic and business leaders, Franklin Thomas.

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  • A Night With Mayor Sylvester Turner

    A Night With Mayor Sylvester Turner, In Salute To Houston HistoryMakers is a one-on-one interview with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, hosted by ChaseSource CEO Anthony Chase. Taped at the Granville M. Sawyer Auditorium at the historic Texas Southern University, A Night With Mayor Sylvester Turner follows Turner from his birth in the Acres Farms neighborhood, to his education at the University of Houston and eventually Harvard Law School, to his law career and storied tenure in the Texas House of Representatives, and his bids for Houston’s mayoralty in 1991, 2003, and triumphantly in 2015. The program features clips and commentary from many of the forty other HistoryMakers that have been interviewed in Houston, including: Texas Southern University Provost Bobby L. Wilson, obstetrician and gynecologist Dr. L. Natalie Carroll, astronaut Dr. Robert L. Satcher, Jr., former Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority International President Mattelia B. Grays, Attorney Anthony Hall, Jr., former NBA star David Lattin, and many others.

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  • An Evening With The HistoryMakers: Chicago Stories

    Hosted by actor/producer Harry Lennix and actress/director Regina Taylor, with music provided by music producer/vocalist Terisa Griffin and her eight piece band, An Evening With The HistoryMakers: Chicago Stories was taped in Chicago on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at The Art Institute of Chicago, and showcases for the first time the amazingly rich history of Chicago's African American community, a richness that many need to be reminded of amidst the violence and turmoil that has plagued Chicago. Special guest presenters include Valerie Jarrett, Deval Patrick, Reuben Cannon, Wayne Baker Brooks, Terri Gardner, Eric Johnson, Don Jackson, Linda Johnson Rice, Audrey Smaltz, and Brenda Gaines.

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  • An Evening With Eric Holder

    An Evening With Eric Holder is a one-on-one interview with former United States Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr., a dedicated public servant whose career has been committed to civil and human rights, and racial justice. Hosted by opinion writer for the Washington Post, and MSNBC contributor, Jonathan Capehart, An Evening With Eric Holder provides a rare inside look into the life and career of former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. Holder would become the first African American to hold three of the nation’s most high-profile legal positions – U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, Deputy U.S. Attorney General, and finally, U.S. Attorney General, the third longest-serving in the country’s history. Through it all, the audience will see a doting father, a faithful husband, and a light-hearted friend. Musical performances by singer, songwriter, and guitarist Raul Midón, as well as R&B singer and songwriter KEM make An Evening With Eric Holder a night that audiences will not soon forget.

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  • An Evening With Valerie Jarrett

    An Evening With Valerie Jarrett provides a unique inside look at civic leader and businesswoman Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama. Taped at the historic Art Institute of Chicago and hosted by veteran NPR journalist Michele Norris, An Evening With Valerie Jarrett explores Jarrett's fascinatingly rich life and career, as well as the legacy of her storied family. A lawyer, Jarrett gave up her career in private practice to join the historic administration of Chicago's first African American Mayor, Harold Washington. Her career would take her to private real estate development, and eventually, advising the historic campaign and administration of the fifth African American United States Senator, and the first African American President of the United States - President Barack Obama. An Evening With Valerie Jarrett will keep viewers wanting more.

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  • An Evening With Sheila Johnson

    An Evening With Sheila Johnson is a one-on-one interview with Sheila Johnson, a classically trained violinist, successful entrepreneur, and dedicated philanthropist. Taped at the historic Art Institute of Chicago, and hosted by veteran PBS NewsHour journalist Gwen Ifill, An Evening With Sheila Johnson explores how, after meeting Robert Johnson, whom she would marry and go on to co-found Black Entertainment Television with in 1980, Sheila taught music and directed the internationally renowned youth orchestra, Youth Strings In Action. The Johnsons sold BET in 2002 to Viacom for $2.3 billion, and Sheila went on to found Salamander Hotels & Resorts, a hospitality firm, and also became owner of the Washington Mystics, and part owner of the Washington Wizards and the Washington Capitals, the first African American woman to be a major stakeholder in three professional sports franchises. Add An Evening With Sheila Johnson to your collection today!

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  • An Evening With Vernon Jordan

    An Evening With Vernon Jordan is a one-on-one interview of Vernon Jordan, one of the most iconic civic and business leaders of today. Taped in front of a live audience at the New York Times Center in New York City and hosted by veteran PBS-TV journalist, Gwen Ifill, An Evening With Vernon Jordan begins with a moving musical photo tribute to Vernon Jordan sung by the original The Three Mo' Tenors' Rodrick Dixon. Intermixed within the show are live appearances from Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Kenneth Chenault, and Ursula Burns, with video tributes from President Bill Clinton, The Honorable Hillary Clinton, General Colin Powell, Dick Parsons, Kenneth Jacobs, Kim KoopersmithAnnette Gordon-Reed, Franklin Thomas, his beloved daughter Vickee Adams, and his wife of many years, Ann Jordan

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  • The HistoryMakers Library of Congress Celebration

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  • An Evening WIth Ursula Burns

    Taped in front of a live audience at the New York Times Center and hosted by veteran PBS-TV news journalist Gwen Ifill, An Evening With Ursula Burns, is a one-on-one interview of Ursula Burns, the CEO of Xerox. The program explores the life and career of Burns, the first African American woman to head a Fortune 500 company. The audience watches in amazement as the interview provides an inside look into this business and civic icon. A lifelong New Yorker, Ursula Burns tells of her poor upbringing on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, and her meteoric rise through the Xerox corporate ranks. Intermixed throughout the program are live appearances from Paul Allaire, Anne Mulcahy, and Vernon Jordan, as well as Marva Smalls, and Burns’ husband, daughter, son and sister: Lloyd Bean, Malcolm Bean, Melllisa Bean and Deborah Eastman. Own your copy of An Evening With Ursula Burns today!

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  • ScienceMakers: Blazing Trails: African Americans in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

    Blazing Trails: African Americans in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics was held at SciWorks in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The four scientists and moderator convened in the SciWorks Auditorium to present first one at a time and then as a panel about their life and work. Students were given the chance to ask questions of the scientists ranging from complicated dog tricks to what it was like to be a scientist. The program was moderated by moderated by Denise Franklin, General Manager of WFDD, the local NPR affiliate. SciWorks was one of ScienceMakers' science centers partners in 2012. The participating scientists included: Andrea Lawrence, Professor of Computer Science, Spelman College, Godfrey Gumbs, Professor of Physics, Hunter College, Calvin Howell, Professor of Physics, Duke University, Erich Jarvis, Professor of Neurobiology, Duke University

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  • A Night With Warren Washington

    A Night With Warren Washington as interviewed by Ralph Cicerone is a groundbreaking public television interview taped before a live audience at the National Academy of Sciences' Auditorium in Washington, D.C. Dr. Warren Washington, National Medal of Science Laureate, was interviewed by Dr. Ralph Cicerone, President of the National Academy of Sciences, about his life and work.

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  • An Evening With Berry Gordy

    He was a boxer, songwriter, producer, movie director, entrepreneur and the legendary founder of Motown - Berry Gordy. Interviewed by PBS-TV journalist, Gwen Ifill, and taped at the Art Institute of Chicago, An Evening With Berry Gordy will get you out of your seat to sing and dance. Backed by American Idol’s Ray Chew and his band, the program features live musical performances by Valerie Simpson (“I’ll Be There”) of the legendary Motown songwriting team of Ashford & Simpson. Other performers include Motown artist KEM with Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On” and singer/songwriter Janelle Monáe with the Jackson Five’s “I Want You Back”. The performances of Brandon Dixon and Valisia LeKae who play Berry Gordy and Diana Ross, respectively, in Motown The Musical with “To Be Loved” and “You’re All I Need to Get By” had the audiences wanting for more.

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  • An Evening With Gwen Ifill

    Follow the story of one of the most prolific journalists of our time in An Evening With Gwen Ifill! Taped in the historic Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress' Thomas Jefferson Building, and hosted by Gwen's friend and fellow journalist Michele Norris, An Evening With Gwen Ifill turns the tables on The HistoryMakers long-time host, giving an insider's perspective into Ifill’s childhood and her development as a print and television correspondent. Gwen Ifill's story is one that serves as an inspiration. Featuring a powerful performance from thirteen year-old Mae Ya Carter Ryan, a surprise visit from the legendary Dionne Warwick, and a special message from singer Diahann Carroll, An Evening With Gwen Ifill is a must-see!

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  • ScienceMakers: Atlanta: Connections in Science

    Atlanta: Connections in Science was held at the Fernbank Science Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The scientists discussed their own connections to Atlanta through their work and life. Each presented a slideshow about how they decided to pursue their profession before discussing as a panel their dreams as children, the future of NASA, and what's next for their career. The scientists encouraged students to do what they love and that science careers can lead to many different options - not just those in science. The program was moderated by Jocelyn Dorsey, host of WSB-TV's "People to People." The Fernbank Science Center was one of ScienceMakers' science centers partners in 2012. The participating scientists included: Ralph Etienne-Cummings, roboticist, Johns Hopkins University, John Hall, chemist, Morehouse College Joycelyn Harrison, Program Officer, Airforce Office of Scientific Research, Ayanna Howard, roboticist, Georgia Tech, and Woodrow Whitlow, Jr., Associate Administrator, NASA

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  • ScienceMakers: Breaking Barriers: African American Women in Science

    Breaking Barriers: African American Women in Science was the first ScienceMakers public program of 2012. On Friday, January 13, the four scientists and the moderator convened in Discovery Hall to present first one at a time and then as a panel about their life and work. Dinner was served directly preceding the event. The moderator, Dr. Frank Snowden, Professor of Engineering at the University of Minnesota, focused on "The Double Bind" - a paper written by Shirley Malcom and two others about the cost of being a minority woman in science. Each woman explained the impact "the double bind" had on them as well as their first awakenings to science. The Science Museum of Minnesota was one of ScienceMakers' science centers partners in 2012. The participating scientists included: Jeannette Brown, Chemist, Faculty Associate (formerly), Department of Pre-College Programs at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Trachette Jackson, Professor of Mathematics, University of Michigan, Reatha Clark King, President & Executive Director (formerly), General Mills Foundation and Valerie Taylor, Professor of Computer Science, Texas A&M University

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  • An Evening with Valerie Simpson In Honor of Nick Ashford

    Celebrate the life and career of music’s most versatile songwriting duo, Valerie Simpson and Nick Ashford! Taped live in Chicago, Illinois at Northwestern University Law School’s Thorne Auditorium on November 19th, 2011, journalist Gwen Ifill interviews singer/songwriter Valerie Simpson about her stellar career penning huge hits such as “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “Let’s Go Get Stoned,” and “Solid” with her late husband, Nick Ashford, as the songwriting powerhouse, Ashford & Simpson. With performances by Patti Austin, Kindred the Family Soul, and even Valerie Simpson herself, this program will keep your feet tapping and fin

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  • ScienceMakers:The Color of Science

    The Color of Science was a conversation between four varied scientists on their experience as an African American scientist.  Joining both the young and old, moderator Derrick Pitts, Chief Astronomer of The Franklin Institute, interviewed each scientist individually before bringing all the scientists together as a panel to talk about their achievements and overcoming obstacles to obtain success.The scientists featured included: Sharon Haynie, Chemist, DuPont, Chad Jenkins, Professor of Robotics, Brown University, Edward Tunstel, Space Robotics & Autonomous Control Lead in the Space Department, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory and James E. West, Professor of Engineering, Johns Hopkins University.

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  • ScienceMakers: The Age of Dinosaurs: Bringing The Past To Life

    The Age of Dinosaurs: Bringing The Past To Life brought together four scientists relating to the theme of dinosaurs, early earth, and the Dinosaurs: Unearthed exhibit that premiered at the Detroit Science Center on the night of the ScienceMakers program. Each scientist spoke at length about encouraging students to follow their dreams, what first motivated them to pursue science (from the Bionic Woman to The Thing From Another Planet), and why they enjoy what they do. The program was moderated by Andrew Humphrey, Emmy award-winning meteorologist and reporter WDIV-TV Local 4 in Detroit. The featured scientists included: Scott Edwards, Professor of Evolutionary Biology, Harvard College George Jones, Professor of Biochemistry, Emory University Ayanna Howard, Professor of Robotics & Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology and George Philander, Professor of Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences, Princeton University

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  • ScienceMakers: African American Perspectives: The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill & Careers in Science

    African American Perspectives: The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill & Careers in Science featured four African American scientists with a background on chemicals and their effect on sea and land. The scientists each presented a ten-minute slideshow about their life as a scientist and why they chose to pursue their path. They were then gathered as a panel to discuss the future of science in helping fix problems like the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and their career as a scientist. The moderator of the program was Dr. Gibor Basri, Vice Chancellor of Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity at the University of California, Berkeley. The participating scientists included: Dr. Krishna Foster, Professor of Chemistry, California State University, Los Angeles, Dr. James H. Johnson, Chair, National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technolog,y Dr. F. Dale Morgan, Professor Geophysics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Dr. Dawn Wright, Professor of Geography & Oceanography, Oregon State University.

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  • A Night With Dr. Bernard Harris

    A Night With Bernard Harris offers a fascinating, intimate look at a scientist, philanthropist, and trail blazer.  Bernard Harris was the first African American to complete a spacewalk for NASA.  NPR Correspondent Corey Dade interviews Bernard Harris about his life and work in this live-to-tape PBS-TV presentation.

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