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CLICK ON THE ICON ABOVE TO ACCESS THE ENTIRE COLLECTION. Opening this link will take you out of this Subject Guide and into the HistoryMakers database. You will need to use the back arrow in order to return to this guide.

This database consist of over one hundred thousand stories from life oral history interviews with thousands of historically significant African Americans.

Search existing tags for a small subset of interviews. Tags such as Black Community Life, Personal Identity, Personal Values etc. will help narrow your search.

Search the Maker Directory for an alphabetical directory of the names of the people interviewed. You may also filter your search results by category, gender, decade of birth as well as job type.

Creating link

To create a link:

  • Select person whose interview is to be added to your playlist
  • Select story
  • Add interview/s by hovering over image and clicking on plus symbol that displays on top right
  • Open interview in MY PLAYLIST
  • Click on link symbol of the story you wish to create a link for (right of box)
  • Click on submit
  • The URL has been saved to your clipboard so it must be retrieved immediately by pasting it into document and saving
  • To access from off campus you will need to add the proxy prefix  in front of the URL you have just generated.

Faculty Linking in Blackboard

1. Open BlackBoard and go to the Content Area where you want to place the link 2. In the Build Content dropdown click on "Web Link"
3. Give the Link a name - typically the title of the video
4. Paste the url in the url text box and be sure that the proxy prefix has been added. (see Clips above for help in locating URL) 
5. If you want to you may add information about it in the Descriptions box
6. In Options click both"Permit Users to View Content" and"Open in New Window"
Click "Submit"

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