Welcome to the HistoryMakers Media Archive

Collaboration between The HistoryMakers and Carnegie Mellon University Informedia Project

The HistoryMakers Digital Archive is available to registered users through The HistoryMakers website. Questions on this particular archive can be addressed to info@thehistorymakers.com.

Founded in July of 1999, The HistoryMakers has grown into the nation's largest African American video oral history archive. Its collection includes the interviews of President Barack Obama (then an Illinois State Senator), civil rights leader Julian Bond, and children's advocate Marian Wright Edelman, to name a few.

The interface was originally developed and refined via NSF-funded digital video library work at Carnegie Mellon University under the Informedia research team. See foundation work for more historical context on the development.