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A Night with John W. Rogers, Jr.

This special program was produced by The HistoryMakers and provides an engaging look into the life and career of civic and business icon, and investment industry pioneer, John W. Rogers, Jr.  In this interview, he shares personal stories and insights in a lively discussion with US Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, and Don Thompson, President & CEO of McDonald’s Corporation.

The Beginning - Click to play the video
A lifelong Hyde Parker on Chicago’s South Side, John discusses his unique childhood and experience at Princeton University.

Ariel Community Academy - Click to view video Learn the history behind Ariel Community Academy, a Chicago public school with an innovative financial literacy program.



Ariel Investments - Click to play videoAt age 24, John launches the first African American investment management firm with publicly traded mutual funds.



Commitment to Community - Click to view videoJohn discusses his long-term dedication to service and civic responsibility.


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