The HistoryMakers Video Oral History Interview with Albert Antoine

Chemist and chemistry professor Albert Antoine (1925 – 2017) taught chemistry at Clark College and researched fuel efficiency, batteries, and jet and rocket propulsion at NASA Lewis Research Center. Antoine became a senior research associate for Cleveland State University, teaching students at the NASA Lewis Research Center. Antoine was interviewed by The HistoryMakers® on March 18, 2004, in Shaker Heights,…

The HistoryMakers Video Oral History Interview with Anthony Chisholm

Actor Anthony Chisholm (1943-2020) was a core cast member for off-Broadway and Broadway productions of August Wilson’s Pittsburgh Cycle, including Two Trains Running, Jitney, Gem of the Ocean and Radio Golf. He appeared on the HBO series Oz, and in films like Premium Rush (2012) and Spike Lee’s Chi-Raq (2015). Chisholm was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on November 10, 2016,…

The HistoryMakers Video Oral History Interview with Antwone Fisher

Screenwriter Antwone Fisher (1959 – ) wrote the screenplay for “Antwone Fisher”, a film adaptation of his autobiography, “Finding Fish”. His other screenwriting credits include “ATL”, “Rush Hour”, and “Money Talks”. Fisher was interviewed by The HistoryMakers® on April 19, 2007 and September 19, 2008, in Los Angeles, California. This collection is comprised of the original video footage of the…

The HistoryMakers Video Oral History Interview with Benjamin F. Davis, Jr

Football player and entrepreneur Ben Davis (1945 -) played for the Cleveland Browns from 1967 to 1973 and the Detroit Lions from 1975 to 1976, before owning and operating Britt Business Systems, a retailer for the Xerox Corporation. David was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on September 25, 2018, in Cleveland, Ohio. This collection is comprised of the original video footage…

The HistoryMakers Video Oral History Interview with Brian E. Hall

Entrepreneur Brain Hall (1958 -) was president and CEO of Innogistics, LLC/ JIT Services, LLC before becoming senior vice president of the Greater Cleveland Partnership in 2014. Hall was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on September 26, 2018, in Cleveland, Ohio. This collection is comprised of the original video footage of the interview.

The HistoryMakers Video Oral History Interview with Cheryl Johnson-Odim

Academic administrator and activist Cheryl Johnson-Odim (1948 -) was the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Dominican University in River Forest Illinois. She was also a founding member of the Free South Africa Movement. Johnson-Odim was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on July 16, 2017, and May 3, 2018, in Chicago, Illinois. This collection is comprised of the original…

The HistoryMakers Video Oral History Interview with Clyde Martin

Community activist Clyde Martin (1936 – 2017) staged protests as a student and later worked to integrate Jay’s Potato Chips. The regional sales manager for Jay’s, he also served as inspector for the Internal Affairs Division of the Cook County, Illinois, Sheriff’s Department. Martin was interviewed by The HistoryMakers® on December 10,2003, in Chicago, Illinois. This collection is comprised of…

The HistoryMakers Video Oral History Interview with Daryl Waters

Music composer and arranger Daryl Waters (1956 –) orchestrated such productions as Jelly’s Last Jam (1993), Bring in ‘Da Noise (1995), Memphis (2009), and Shuffle Along (2016). Waters was interviewed by The HistoryMakers® on December 12, 2016, in New York, New York. This collection is comprised of the original video footage of the interview.

The HistoryMakers Video Oral History Interview with Debra Simmons

Journalist and newspaper executive Debra Simmons (1964 -) served as the editor of The Plain Dealer in Cleveland, Ohio. Simmons was interviewed by The HistoryMakers® on February 11, 2014, in Cleveland, Ohio. This collection is comprised of the original video footage of the interview.

The HistoryMakers Video Oral History Interview with Diann Burns

Television news anchor Diann Burns (1958 -) was the first African-American woman to anchor prime time news in Chicago on ABC’s WLS-7. Burns was interviewed by The HistoryMakers® on May 23, 2001, in Chicago, Illinois. This collection is comprised of the original video footage of the interview