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Black History Month

African American Women's Firsts: Part Two (Photo Gallery)

The MAKERS mission is to assemble the largest collection of women's stories ever. Read More »

African American Women's Firsts: Part One (Photo Gallery)

Our MAKERS mission is to assemble the largest collection of women's stories ever, and so during Black History Month, we take a look at the unknown stories of African American women and the incredible firsts these women were able to accomplish despite the persecution, segregation and racism they f Read More »

MAKERS Celebrates Black History Month: Looking Forward

During February's Black History Month, we've explored the personal histories of some of our African American MAKERS by looking at the mothers who taught them about strength and the instinct to follow their hearts that led them to who they would become. Today, on the last day of February, instead of looking back, we're looking at 5 African American MAKERS who talk about changing the future.   Read More »

MAKERS Celebrates Black History Month: Following Your Heart

We're nearly halfway through February's Black History Month, and we continue with our closer look at the personal histories of some of our African American MAKERS by revisiting the stories of five groundbreaking women who followed their hearts despite skeptical onlookers and went on to pursue incredible careers. In today's MAKERS playlist, five MAKERS, a college basketball coach, a former Secretary of State, a president of an Ivy League university, a trailblazing publisher, and an NBA referee share stories of career perseverence and determination.   Read More »

MAKERS Celebrates Black History Month: What I Learned From My Mother

To mark the beginning of February's Black History Month, we wanted to dig a little deeper into the personal histories of some of our African American MAKERS. For many of us, our history begins with our mothers. So, in today's MAKERS playlist, 5 MAKERS who have made impacts in fields from humans rights and education to literature and business, talk about the women who taught them about strength: their mothers. Read More »