The HistoryMakers logo with headshots of speakers in the archive

The HistoryMakers Archive Demonstration and Interview with Julieanna Richardson

Thu, 07/08/2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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To continue the conversation around inequality and systemic racism explored in the 2020-21 Arts & Lectures Race to Justice series, departments across campus worked together to provide a campus subscription to The HistoryMakers, the nation's largest African American video oral history collection. 

On July 8, from 12-1 p.m., join The HistoryMakers founder Julieanna Richardson and UCSB Black Studies Professor Sharon Tettegah for an introduction to the archive.

Requested by numerous faculty at UCSB, The HistoryMakers archive will help instructors center Black voices in the classroom and provide students, faculty and staff the opportunity to explore the vast collection free of charge.

Access to The HistoryMakers is made possible by the UCSB Library, UCSB Arts & Lectures, the Division of Social Sciences, and the Division of Humanities and Fine Arts. Additional support provided by the UCSB Summer Culture and Community Grant Program. 

UCSB students, faculty, and staff can access the archive through the UCSB Library.

The HistoryMakers is a national research and educational institution committed to preserving and making widely accessible the untold personal stories of both well-known and unsung African Americans. Through the media and a series of user-friendly products, services and events, The HistoryMakers enlightens, entertains, and educates the public, helping to refashion a more inclusive record of American history. 

The HistoryMakers has recorded more than 3,000 videotaped interviews, all of which have been digitized. This represents nearly 10,000 hours of videotaped interviews. In addition, 80 special events have been recorded, and more than 3,000 online biographies are featured on the website.