HistoryMakers Aim to Inspire Children
The nation's largest African-American video oral history archive, HistoryMakers, aims to inspire thousands.
With 25,000 new faces of youth to affect, the nationwide event organized by HistoryMakers urges kids in the Black community to commit to not only education, but to excellence, as well.
From celebrities like Sean "Diddy" Combs to historical figures like Coretta Scott King, photos fill Judge Craig Strong's jury room.
The HistoryMakers work hard to place 500 black leaders in schools throughout 30 states specifically to inspire children-- 25,000 children, that is-- to commit to their futures.
With U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, as the chair of the event, Judge Strong, founder of Association of Black Judges in Michigan and the grandson of a slave, was chosen as one of eight African-American motivational speakers.
The event, "Back to School with the HistoryMakers," will also include actor and musician Josh White Jr., construction executive Cullen Dubose, chemist Billy Joe Evans, and former journalist Luther Keith, who is also a nonprofit executive. Educator George N'Namdi and opera singer George Irving Shirley will share bits of empowerment, as well.
How can we bring the brilliant impact of HistoryMakers' motivation to youth everywhere?