C.R. Gibbs Black History Month Lecture Tour

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

C.R. Gibbs Black History Month Lecture Tour

African History and Culture Lecture Tour

crgibbsC.R. Gibbs, noted, local, award-winning historian international lecturer, author and historian of the African Diaspora, will present two lectures and presentations for Black History Month at the Dorothy I. Height/Benning Neighborhood Library.

C.R. Gibbs is among the scholars that the Smithsonian's Anacostia Museum featured on its Online Academy. In addition to being a D.C. Community Humanities Scholar, he prepared video scripts on Black History for DC Public Schools and WHUR-FM Radio.  He has conducted research on Black Civil War units and served as technical adviser to the Frances Thompson company on a film entitled American Years.  He has written numerous books, most notably Black Explorers, Black Inventors: From Africa to America and Friends of Frederick Douglass, a children's book.  His articles have appeared in numerous respected journals, including the Negro History Bulletin and African American Inventors.

Saturday, Feb. 2 at 1 p.m.: "Africa's Gifts to America"
Saturday, Feb. 9 at 1 p.m.: "Stony the Road We Trod: From the Civil War to Civil Rights"

The lectures will be held in the large meeting room on the lower level of the library.  All programs and free and open to the public. Please call for more information.