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Meet The HistoryMakers: A Day of Education (Chicago 2002)


On October 17, 2002 The HistoryMakers hosted its first annual of its Meet The HistoryMakers: A Day of Education at the Wyndham Hotel in Chicago, Illinois.

Meet The HistoryMakers: A Day of Education was conceived as a day of seminars designed to expose public school teachers, librarians and students to the educational resources created by The HistoryMakers.

Attendees experienced first hand accounts from notable HistoryMakers that included former entertainment and civil rights lawyer Leo Branton, former SNCC director James Forman and children's folk singer Ella Jenkins. The day also included oral history workshops and training, computer labs and training on the Becoming a HistoryMaker student curriculum. 


  • The Honorable Emil Jones
  • Julieanna Richardson
  • Michael Scott
  • Thomas Dortch
  • Carlotta LaNier
  • Reverend Al Sampson
  • Don Wycliff
  • Ruth Beckford
  • Cleo Parker Robinson
  • Al Stiles
  • Clarence Waldron
  • Lacy Banks
  • Robert Pickens
  • Willye White
  • Leo Branton
  • James Curtis
  • James Montgomery
  • Judge R. Eugene Pincham
  • john powell
  • Dr. Billie Adams
  • Monroe Anderson
  • Dr. Gloria Jackson Bacon
  • Dr. Louis Sullivan
  • Alfred Brothers
  • John Douglas
  • Will LaVeist
  • Waverly Person
  • Delmarie Cobb
  • Floyd Griffin
  • Dorothy Jackson
  • Curtis McClinton
  • Belva Davis
  • Hermene Hartman
  • Earl Calloway
  • Lee Bey
  • Robert Church
  • Charles Harrison
  • Charles McAfee
  • Renee J. Amore
  • Julie Hunter
  • Mica Mattere
  • Doris Zollar
  • John Allen
  • Augustine Davis
  • John Fountain
  • Johnny Washington
  • Ausbra Ford
  • Jonathan Green
  • Ronne Hartfield
  • Richard Long
  • Stan West
  • Clark Burrus
  • Roger Crockett
  • Frank Greene
  • William Hudgins
  • Rose Morgan
  • Dr. Manford Byrd
  • Dr. Delores Cross
  • Josie Johnson
  • Sabrina Miller
  • Ella Jenkins
  • Geraldine Moore
  • Richard Steele

Title Sponsors

AT&T BroadbandCommonwealth Edison CompanyVeranda L. DickensChicago TribuneWalgreens CompanyFCA US LLC


Ronald McDonald House CharitiesWyndham Hotel Group, LLCKraft FoodsWVON RadioIllinois Humanities CouncilWoods Fund of ChicagoPolk Bros. Foundation

Date and Time

Thursday, October 17, 2002


Wyndham Chicago
633 North St. Clair Street
Chicago, IL 60611
United States