This is the nation's largest video African American oral history collection. It includes transcribed interviews with 2691 history makers spanning a range of historical and biographical topics and issues.
The HistoryMakers, established in 1999, is a non-profit institution whose purpose is to record, preserve and disseminate the content of video oral history interviews highlighting the accomplishments of individual African Americans and African-American-led groups and movements. Its aim is to provide a unique scholarly and educational resource for exploring African American history and culture. It is unique among collections of African American heritage because of its large and varied scope, with interviewees from across the United States, from a variety of fields, and with memories stretching from the 1890s to the present.
Centered around the only filmed interview ever given by acclaimed French philosopher Louis Althusser, who murdered his wife, Helene, a few weeks after the interview was given. Includes English subtitles.