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  • ScienceMakers: The Three Cosmic Tenors: How The Universe Came To Be

    The Three Cosmic Tenors: How The Universe Came To Be explores the origins of the universe through the work of three renowned physicists. The scientists each presented a slideshow of their work before answering questions as a panel about their life, their work, and their accomplishments. The audience at the St. Louis Science Center was invited to ask questions of the physicists - everything from "What did you like to do when you were a child" to "What are you going to do next?" The panel and question and answer session were moderated by Dr. Darnell Diggs of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. The St. Louis Science Center was one of ScienceMakers' science centers partners in 2010. The Three Cosmic Tenors are: Dr. Larry Gladney, University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Herman White, FermiLab and Dr. Sylvester James Gates, University of Maryland, College Park. While they don't sing, they do entertain using science!

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  • ScienceMakers: Biology: From Molecules to Man

    Biology: From Molecules to Man focuses on life from brain cells to fungus to the human heart. The scientists each presented a slideshow of their work before answering questions as a panel about their life, their work, and their accomplishments. The scientists answered questions about their role as an African American scientist, being a role model, the role of science and math in youth, and the future of science. The program was moderated by Jerry Revish, WBNS news anchor.  The Center of Science & Industry (COSI) in Columbus was one of ScienceMakers' science centers partners in 2010, 2011, and 2012. The featured scientists included Wayne Bowen, Professor of Neurobiology & Biochemistry, Brown University, George Jones, Professor of Biochemistry, Emory University, Kwame Osei, Cardiologist, The Ohio State University Medical Cente and John Watson, Professor of Biochemistry (ret.), University of California, San Francisco

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  • ScienceMakers: The Value of Science: Improving The Quality of Life

    The Value of Science: Improving The Quality of Life discusses the human body, the brain, and the biology behind living things. The scientists each presented a slideshow of their work before answering questions as a panel about their life, their work, and their accomplishments. Each answered questions about failures and successes in their careers, why they wanted to be a scientist, and what it takes to be a truly great scientist. The program was moderated by Rick Kittles of the College of Medicine at the University of Illinois. The Museum of Science & Industry was one of ScienceMakers' science centers partners in 2010. The featured scientists included: Joanne Berger-Sweeney, Professor of Neurbiology, Wellesley College, Edwin Cooper, Professor of Immunobiology, UCLA, Erich Jarvis, Professor of Neurobiology, Duke University and Luther Williams, Biologist, Tuskegee University.

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  • A Conversation with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

    A Conversation With Henry Louis "Skip" Gates, Jr. is a live to tape interview program featuring Henry Louis "Skip" Gates, Jr. being interviewed by CNN reporter Suzanne Malveaux. The taping occured on February 18, 2010 at the West Virginia Cultural Center in Charleston, West Virginia. The Harvard professor was interviewed about his life and experiences including growing up in West Virginia and his trip to the White House to meet with President Barack Obama. The interview was taped to air on PBS-TV. The event's title sponsor is Verizon.

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    A Conversation with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
  • Agents of Change - Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson

    The HistoryMakers and the University of Illinois collaborate again to produce another event in the Agents of Change Speaker Series featuring Shirley Ann Jackson. Physicist and President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson was interviewed by fellow physicist and former President of Morehouse College, Dr. Walter E. Massey on Monday, February 8, 2010 on the campus of the University of Illinois-Chicago (750 S. Halsted Street) in the Illinois Room of Student Center East. A reception was held at 5:30 p.m., with free food, and the program began at 6:30 p.m. This event was open to public.

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    Agents of Change - Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson
  • An Evening With John Rogers

    Interviewed by U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan and President and COO, McDonald’s Corporation Don Thompson, A Night With John Rogers follows the career of the lifelong Hyde Parker on Chicago’s Southside, John W. Rogers, Jr. Taped on October 2, 2010 in front of a live audience at the Art Institute of Chicago, Rogers tells lively stories of his unique childhood, playing basketball for Princeton, and launching the first African American investment management firm, and also shares his insights on business, corporate boards, and the campaign of President Barack Obama. Don’t miss out on this fascinating program!

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  • An Evening With Smokey Robinson

    Hear Smokey Robinson like you have never heard him before!  Filmed in Chicago, Illinois at Northwestern University School of Law’s Thorne Auditorium on October 10, 2009, join PBS journalist Gwen Ifill as she takes you on an extraordinary journey with the legendary singer/songwriter as he shares insights into his life and career.  Experience this one-of-a-kind interview with exciting music performances by Teena Marie, Howard Hewett, Musiq Soulchild, and even the Miracle man himself, Smokey!  Order your copy on DVD today and be front row and center for the show of a lifetime!

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  • ScienceMakers: DVD Toolkit

    Created with a National Science Foundation grant, ScienceMakers Toolkits are great for use in the classroom. Easy to use and featuring the lives, careers and scientific work of 211 of the nation’s top African American scientists, your students will be asking for more. The toolkit has featured biographies to allow students to compare their background with that of the scientists. They also include easy to use experiments and activities, discussion questions, suggested video clips that are found in the ScienceMakers Digital Archive and much, much more.

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    ScienceMakers: DVD Toolkit
  • Agents of Change - Emil Jones

    The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) hosted former President of the Illinois General Assembly, Emil Jones, Jr., interviewed by WVON radio personality Cliff Kelley for The HistoryMakers’ Dr. Frances G. Carroll 2008-2009 Speaker Series called Agents of Change on Monday, February 23, 2009. A reception was held following the program which began at 6 p.m. in Illinois Room C, Student Center East on the campus of UIS (750 S. Halsted Street Chicago, Illinois 60607).

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  • An Evening With Richard Parsons

    Become inspired with this exclusive look into the life of Richard Parsons. Filmed in Washington, D.C. at George Washington University’s Jack Morton Auditorium on November 15, 2008, CNN journalist Soledad O’Brien interviews Parsons about his experiences in the corporate world and his influence that continues to inspire businessmen and women all over the world. Order your copy today for a truly enlightening and engaging experience with one of the leading men in business!

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  • An Evening With Eartha Kitt

    Here is your chance to see an exclusive and heartwarming look into the life of Eartha Kitt. Taped live in Chicago, Illinois at Northwestern University School of Law’s Thorne Auditorium on September 20, 2008, PBS journalist Gwen Ifill interviews the glamorous Eartha Kitt as she shares stories of her career on Broadway and television. This program provides rich insight into the life of a versatile star and includes graceful performances of “Ain’t Misbehavin,’” “La Vie En Rose,” and “Here’s To Life.” This historic program is the last live interview and performance of Eartha Kitt’s career. Order your copy of this treasured event on DVD today!

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  • An Evening With Quincy Jones

    Be a part of music history with this exclusive look into the life of Quincy Jones! Tape in Washington, D.C. at George Washington University’s Jack Morton Auditorium on September 27, 2007, PBS journalist Gwen Ifill takes you on a journey with the legendary music entrepreneur as he shares stories from his life working with music greats such as Ray Charles and Michael Jackson and his career as a composer and record company executive. Featuring thrilling performances by Lesley Gore, BeBe Winans, James Ingram, Bobby McFerrin, and Herbie Hancock, this extravagant program will have you snapping your fingers and tapping your feet. Order your copy of this truly extraordinary program on DVD today!

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  • Celebrate Chuck Smith: An Interview

    The HistoryMakers present Celebrate Chuck Smith featuring an interview with the playwright and theatrical director conducted by journalist Robin Robinson with a special guest appearance by actor Harry J. Lennix. Held at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre, this program also features excerpts from some of Smith’s favorite plays. Please indicate what format (VHS or DVD) you want the program on in the comments section when ordering.

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  • An Evening of Celebration: Dr. Walter Massey & Dr. Louis Wade Sullivan

    The HistoryMakers and SunTrust Bank present: An Evening of Celebration Honoring Dr. Walter E. Massey & Dr. Louis W. Sullivan hosted by Valerie Richardson Jackson. Please indicate what format (VHS or DVD) you want the program on in the comments section when ordering.

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    An Evening of Celebration: Dr. Walter Massey & Dr. Louis Wade Sullivan
  • An Evening With Andrew Young

    Experience the powerful history of Ambassador Andrew Young in this live television special. Taped live in Atlanta, Georgia at Georgia Public Broadcasting on June 17, 2006, journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault interviews Ambassador Andrew Young about his life and legendary career that continues to inspire people. In this enriching program, Ambassador Young discusses his service as an United States Ambassador to the United Nations and, later on, as mayor of Atlanta, Georgia. Order your copy of this historical program on DVD today.

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  • An Evening With Earl Graves

    Explore the life and influence of Earl Graves as he shares stories that will inspire you. Taped in Chicago, Illinois on October 28, 2006, civil rights activist and politician Julian Bond engages publisher and business leader Earl Graves on his life as a leading multimedia entrepreneur. Fostering the growth of a vibrant African American business community, Graves reflects on his career since starting Black Enterprise Magazine in 1970 and provides insight on his work as well as his business and civic contributions. Order your copy of this truly enriching program on DVD today.

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  • An Evening With Colin Powell

    Take a journey through history with decorated U.S. Army general and former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell.  Taped in front of a live audience in Washington, D.C. at George Washington University on April 29, 2006, journalist and political commentator Juan Williams interviews General Powell about his life and military service.  Gen. Powell opens about his upbringing and Caribbean heritage and shares stories on his life as a soldier and his historical appointment as the first African American United States Secretary of State.  Full of engaging insight into Gen. Powell’s illustrious career and the historical contributions of African Americans in the military, this program will continue to inspire you and generations to come.  Order your copy of this historic program on DVD today!

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  • An Evening With Denyce Graves

    Get an exclusive look into the life of Denyce Graves as you never have before! Filmed in Chicago, Illinois at Northwestern University’s Thorn Auditorium on October 22, 2005, Academy Award nominated actress Angela Bassett interviews the legendary mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves about her career as a world-renowned operatic vocalist. Widely recognized as one of the most exhilarating voices in music today, Graves opens up about her life singing opera and the history of African Americans in the world of opera. Performing in the majestic halls of the New York Metropolitan Opera and other notable opera houses throughout the world, Graves thrills and inspires audiences with her stories. Order your copy of this exciting program on DVD today!

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  • MLK Day: Live the Legacy 2005

    The HistoryMakers presents their 2006 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Program: Is The Civil Rights Era Dead? featuring a panel discussion with Timuel Black, Judge George Leighton, James Montgomery, Hermene Hartman and moderated by Chicago radio personality WVON’s Cliff Kelley. Please indicate what format (VHS or DVD) you want the program on in the comments section when ordering.

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  • An Evening With Nikki Giovanni

    Through the use of historic film footage and live performances, An Evening With Nikki Giovanni provides a profound look into the wonderful life of one of the world's most outstanding spoken word artists – Nikki Giovanni. Taped live in Atlanta, Georgia at Georgia Public Broadcasting, writer, novelist and playwright Pearl Cleage interviewed her former childhood babysitter, Giovanni, in front of a standing room only audience. Opening with three Atlanta-based spoken word artists performing one of Giovanni's poems, Ego Tripping (there may be a reason why), An Evening With Nikki Giovanni details Giovanni’s childhood, the origins of her writing career and discusses her feelings about young people and hip hop culture. Order your copy of An Evening With Nikki Giovanni today!

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  • An Evening With Diahann Carroll

    Explore the awe-inspiring career of a true entertainment legend, Diahann Carroll. Taped live in Washington, D.C. at George Washington University’s Jack Morton Auditorium on Saturday, May 7, 2005, An Evening With Diahann Carroll is an entertaining and engaging ride where Carroll tells her life story, shares her experiences working in the entertainment industry and offers her feelings about being a pioneer and inspiring future minority actresses. Television journalist, moderator and managing editor of Washington Week, Gwen Ifill serves as host interviewer for this amazing look into music and television history. Make sure to order your copy today!

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  • An Evening With Della Reese

    Be amazed by the wonderful talent and experiences of legendary singer Della Reese with this amazing program! Taped live in Atlanta, Georgia at Georgia Public Broadcasting on June 18, 2004, actress Lorraine Toussaint interviews minister and entertainer Della Reese on her illustrious and inspirational career as a gospel singer and actress on television shows such as “Della” and the hugely successful program “Touched By An Angel.” Reese also reflects on preaching at her church, Understanding Principles for Better Living, with stories that will touch and inspire you. Order your copy of this historical and extraordinary program on DVD today!

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  • An Evening With Russell Simmons

    Get up close and personal with legendary hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons like you never have before! Taped in Chicago, Illinois at the Art Institute of Chicago's Arthur Rubloff Auditorium on October 22, 2004, radio maven Cathy Hughes interviews Russell Simmons about his life and influential legacy as co-founder of Def Jam records. Simmons shares his stories about his philanthropic initiatives, and the success of the Phat Farm clothing line, Def Comedy Jam and Def Poetry Jam. Simmons’ enriching story has influenced virtually all aspects of business and media. Order your copy of this enriching and inspirational program on DVD today!

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  • Russell Simmons Higher Self Series Presents The HistoryMakers collection -3 Disks

    Faith has been known to move mountains, and this can be attested to by the African American luminaries featured in the second volume of the HISTORY MAKERS series. The struggles of those in the Black community to achieve their hopes and dreams can be monumental, but this documentary is an inspirational testament to the possibilities inherent in keeping dreams alive on the way to overcoming obstacles. The spiritual depth of ESSENCE MAGAZINE editorial director Susan L. Taylor--who also pens the "In the Spirit" column each month--is apparent in the story of her rise to success. Faith has supported the advancement of artists and visionaries as diverse as actress Kim Fields (THE FACTS OF LIFE), Reverend Al Sharpton, and blues legend BB King, all of whom share a belief in themselves, their community, and the betterment of humanity. Delivering a positive message tempered by the harsh realities faced by the Black diaspora, FAITH illustrates the power of unshakeable belief in a world full of stumbling blocks.

    Experience the true personification of courage as Russell Simmons' Higher Self Series brings home the tales of African-American icons who refused to take no for an answer and forever altered the course of American history. From Harry Belafonte's valiant efforts to reveal the truth during the civil-rights and anti-apartheid movements to the barriers that Vernon Jordan overcame to join America's elite circle of power, the stories are all here -- and told by the people who experienced the remarkable struggles firsthand. With ten other tales of triumph, including the remarkable stories of Nikki Giovanni, B.B. King, and Angela Davis, this inspirational release shows that even in the face of insurmountable odds, the will to overcome will always triumph.

    Through a series of real life stories and experiences, this documentary chronicles the long road to success that many well-known and unsung African American history-makers.

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    Russell Simmons Higher Self Series Presents The HistoryMakers Collection -3 Disks
  • An Evening With B.B. King

    Hear the legendary B.B. King like you have never heard him before with this rare and insightful look into his life and career! Taped live in Chicago, Illinois at the Art Institute of Chicago's Arthur Rubloff Auditorium on October 24, 2003, join Academy Award-winning musician Isaac Hayes on an incredible journey as he interviews King on his experiences spreading his unique brand of blues to fans around the world. King discusses his childhood in Mississippi, and how his talent has influenced musicians for decades. With this program, you will be front row and center for the show of a lifetime! Order your copy of this entertaining and powerful program on DVD today!

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