By Tiffany Williams –
The NFL has announced with NFL Films an agreement to donate footage to The HistoryMakers, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization headquartered in Chicago.
The NFL says “Under terms of the agreement, in addition to two years of funding the NFL will provide The HistoryMakers with hundreds of hours of footage from interviews with NFL African American legends from the past and present, including dozens of Pro Football Hall of Fame players.”
The NFL will also donate production services to interview prominent African American football players for inclusion to The HistoryMakers archives which are housed at the Library of Congress.
“We feel a deep debt of gratitude to the NFL and NFL Films for this incredible gift as this level of commitment will help move The HistoryMakers sports initiative forward in ways that we need and previously could not have imagined,” says Julieanna Richardson, Founder & President of The HistoryMakers.