Back to School with The HistoryMakers

Back to School with The HistoryMakers

The HistoryMakers is the nation’s largest African-American video oral history archive. It designated the Library of Congress to serve as the permanent repository for its collection of interviews, which currently boasts more than 2,700 first-person testimonies. And the project has another dimension: Friday morning more than a dozen men and women are taking part in the 6th annual Back to School with The HistoryMakers program at several schools throughout the city to give their testimony of pursuing education and overcoming challenges. Julieanna Richardson, founder and executive director of The HistoryMakers, joins us with more on the idea behind HistoryMakers and its importance, not only to young African American Americans, but to all of us. (AP/File)