Bankers Trust is proud to be a major national sponsor of WGBH Boston's
production of Africans in America. At Bankers Trust we believe that
helping to build strong communities is fundamental to economic growth and
vibrancy. Africans in America provides a unique opportunity for Bankers
Trust to further its support of community development while contributing to
an evocative and enduring representation of our country's early history
from slavery to the eve of the Civil War.
Bankers Trust Corporation (NYSE: BT) is the seventh largest U.S. bank
holding company, with assets of over $172 billion and offices in more than
55 countries. Its principal subsidiaries -- Bankers Trust Company, BT
Alex. Brown Incorporated and Bankers Trust International PLC -- hold
leadership positions in leveraged lending, high yield securities, equity
underwriting and distribution, strategic advisory, and risk management.
Bankers Trust is one of the world's largest investment managers, with more
than $365 billion assets under management, and is a leading provider of
securities-processing services, with $2.3 trillion in global assets under
custody. Through its private client group, Bankers Trust provides asset
management, brokerage, trust, risk management and other services to
individuals and families.
The Fannie Mae Foundation is a proud sponsor of the PBS series Africans in
America. We support the vision of PBS to produce a comprehensive historical
context on the issue of slavery in America. This acclaimed series highlights
the PBS commitment to quality educational programming and provides a special
opportunity for families to watch the series and learn together.
The Fannie Mae Foundation, a private nonprofit, transforms communities through
innovative partnerships and initiatives that revitalize neighborhoods and
create affordable homeownership and housing opportunities across America. The
Foundation's sole source of support is Fannie Mae. The Foundation is
headquartered in Washington, DC and has regional offices in Atlanta, Chicago,
Dallas, Pasadena, and Philadelphia.
McDonald's is proud to be a national sponsor of the PBS series, Africans in
America. This special program takes viewers on an important journey through
the history of slavery, with a fascinating and educational look at how it not
only altered the lives of slaves, but slave-holders and American society at
large. After all, it's not just African-American history. It's American
McDonald's has a long-standing tradition of supporting programming that
contributes to strong, healthy communities, and is honored to play a part in
bringing this important television event to you and your family.
With more than 23,300 restaurants in 114 countries, McDonald's is the largest
and best-known global foodservice retailer. Approximately 85 percent of
McDonald's restaurants are owned and operated by independent franchisees.
The National Endowment for the Humanities has provided major funding for Africans in