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This hour-long, one-on-one interview program provided a historical look into the life of legendary publisher and business icon, Earl Graves, Sr., founder of Black Enterprise magazine. Taped in Chicago, Illinois in front of a live audience, Earl Graves was interviewed by civil rights activist and politician Julian Bond.  An Evening With Earl Graves was the twelfth program in The HistoryMakersAn Evening With...series. 

Through the use of film footage and images, An Evening With Earl Graves provided a rare look into the wonderful life and legacy of this publishing giant.

HistoryMaker

PepsiCo, Inc.

StarMaker

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

DreamMaker

Black EnterpriseMacy's | Bloomingdale'sWalgreens CompanyRohm and Haas CompanyDaimlerChrysler Rand McNallyVerizon Communications, Inc.Hilton Hotels CorporationABC-7Chicago TribuneBlackwell Consulting ServicesStarcom MediaVest GroupMesirow FinancialAmerican Airlines

WishMaker

  • Aetna Insurance
  • Allstate Insurance
  • American Express
  • Aon
  • Ariel Capital Management
  • Boeing
  • Capri Capital
  • Citibank
  • Exelon/ComEd
  • Federal Express
  • GE
  • Illinois Tool Works
  • Jewel-Osco
  • Kraft Food Inc.
  • Loop Capital
  • Pernod, USA
  • Smith Whiley & Company
  • Sophisticate's Black Hair
  • State Farm Insurance
  • Steadman Hawkins Research Foundation
  • Svoboda, Collins LLC
  • Timothy Schwertfeger & Gail Waller

GiftMaker

  • Anonymous
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • AT&T
  • Bonaparte Corporation
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Brainchild Promotions and Marketing
  • Capital Management Group
  • Carver Federal Savings Bank
  • CMU Investment Group/Carmel Urquhart
  • Comcast
  • Especially For You Gift Baskets
  • General Motors Corporation
  • The Hollins Group
  • Howard University
  • Johnson Controls
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Johnson Publishing Company
  • KPMG
  • LaSalle Bank
  • MTV Networks
  • MAC Cosmetics
  • Omega Psi Phi Fraternity
  • Progress Investment Management Company
  • Seyfarth, Shaw LLP
  • Sprint
  • U.S. Cellular
  • Van Cleef Hair Studio
  • Volvo
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Your Limo Services

Executive Producer

  • Julieanna Richardson

 

Associate Producer

  • Carol Woolfolk

Director

  • Adam Martan

 

Event Chair

  • John C. Compton

Vice Chair

  • Mark D. Goodman

Honorary Co-Chairs

  • Clarence Avant
  • Roderick Gillum
  • Senator Emil Jones, Jr.
  • Christopher G. Kennedy
  • Linda Johnson Rice
  • John Rogers, Jr.
  • Wayman Smith, Esq.

 

Co-Chairs

  • Robert S. Apatoff
  • Lester N. Coney
  • Renetta McCann
  • Jerri DeVard

Benefit Committee

  • Sharon Morrow, Chair
  • Patricia Andrews-Keenan
  • Shawn & Phyllis Baldwin
  • Grace Barry
  • Dr. Henry Betts
  • Amy Billingsley
  • Robert Blackwell, Sr.
  • William Bonaparte
  • Alfreda Bradley-Coar
  • Veda Britt-Handy
  • Kimberly Brown
  • Cheryl Blackwell Bryson
  • Cynthia Buciak
  • Cindy Burrell
  • Brenda Butler
  • Frank M. Clark
  • Michelle Collins
  • Kevann Cooke
  • Ertharin Cousin
  • Maurice Cox
  • Jeffrey Dorsey
  • Helen Enzenwa
  • Faye Ferguson
  • W. Frank Fountain
  • Craig Gilmore
  • Robert Graham
  • Stedman Graham
  • September & Laurence Gray
  • Larry A. Green
  • Kathy Hannan
  • Ronne Hartfield
  • Amy Hilliard
  • William Hood
  • Toya Horn Howard & Robert Howard
  • Donald Jackson
  • Bonnie Krueger
  • Michael Lieteau
  • James & Doris Lowry
  • Emma Taylor McIntosh
  • Eric McKissack
  • Linda Riley Mitchell
  • Bruce Montgomery
  • Sharon Moore
  • Isobel Neal
  • James Parker
  • Ron Parker
  • Sabrina Poole
  • Quintin Primo III
  • Al B. Reid
  • Helen Hammond Redding
  • Irene Reed
  • Jim & Sandy Reynolds
  • Dana Rice
  • Julieanna Richardson
  • Norma Rixter
  • John Roberson
  • Steve Rogers
  • Perika Sampson
  • Timothy Schwertfeger & Gail Waller
  • Melody Spann-Cooper
  • Deborah Thomas
  • Roxanne Ward
  • Joset B. Wright
  • Ava Youngblood

Date and Time

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Location

Goodman Theatre
170 North Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60601
United States