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African American Studies

The HistoryMakers - The Nation’s Largest African American Video Oral History Collection

This scholarly and educational resource for exploring African American history and culture 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. Interviews were first conducted in 1993, and the archive continues to grow.

Streaming Videos for African American Studies

Video Series


Access requirements vary from archive to archive, but it is always wise to contact the archive in advance of your visit to learn about what you need (forms of identification, letters of reference, etc.) and what you can bring into the archive (digital camera, laptop, etc.).