Day — 512- Daily Haibun Journey — Julieanna Richardson
Julianna Richardson has a bachelors degree from Brandeis University in Theatre Arts and American Studies. Later she earned a doctoral degree in law from American University. Ms. Richardson discovered the power of oral history while in college and it was that experience that sparked her ideas for History Makers. It is the largest single archival project of since the WPA period in the 30’s where they recorded former slaves. The purpose of this archive is to preserve these firsthand accounts for future generations and to educate them on the educate individual accomplishments of African Americans and showcase those who were integral in the civil rights movement. This priceless collection contains between 15,000 and 20,000 recordings.