America’s proverbial melting pot is real. The story of who we are as Americans is one of multiple histories. But in the nation’s archives, where much of that history is preserved, African-Americans are not well represented. Now there is a two pronged campaign to get more families to donate personal papers and to get the nation’s archives to make their collections more inclusive.


Kenvi Phillips - First Curator of Race and Ethnicity at The Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America.

Julieanna Richardson - Founder and Executive Director of The History Makers.

Daphne Maxwell Reid - Actress, best known for her role as Aunt Vivian on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

NOTE: Callie Crossley was interviewed by The History Makers in 2013.