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Includes interviews conducted as part of projects designed to document particular aspects of Louisville's history and/or important local institutions, such as the Red Cross (Community) Hospital and the Louisville Municipal College, as well as projects that sought to document African American life more generally. Most of the interviews were conducted in the late 1970s.
The nation's largest African American Video Oral History Collection that includes the stories of both well-known and unsung African Americans from diverse backgrounds.
A HistoryMaker, according to the creators, is an African American by descent, who has made a significant contribution in some area of American life or culture, or who has been associated with a particular movement or organization that is important to the African American community. The HistoryMakers interviewed in this resource come from all walks of life and disciplines including: Art, Business, Civics, Education, Entertainment, Law, Media, Medicine, Military, Music, Politics, Religion, Science, Sports and Style.