C.R. Gibbs Lecture Series on African American History and Culture

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C.R. Gibbs Lecture Series on African American History and Culture

In celebration of Black History Month, distinguished historian C.R. Gibbs will deliver presentations throughout February.

The award-winning historian, humanities scholar and exhibitor of artifacts has appeared at DC Public Library since 1989. He has spoken at the Smithsonian's Anacostia Museum, Arena Stage, colleges/universities and other venues locally, nationally and internationally.

In addition to preparing scripts on African American history for D.C. schools, WETA-TV and WHUR FM Radio,  Gibbs has served as a technical advisor on the film American Years, and has appeared on the History Channel, French and Belgian television.

Gibbs is best known for researching, writing and narrating Sketches to Color, a 13-part companion series to the PBS series, The Civil War.

He is the author of numerous books that include Black Explorers (1992)Black Inventors from Africa to America: Two Million Years of Invention and Innovation (1995) and Black, Copper and Bright: The District of Columbia's Black Civil War Regiment (2002). He also writes a regular column for the Port of Harlem Magazine.

You do not want to miss the following lectures:

The District's Black Doughboys of World War 1
Monday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m.
Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library

Migration: The African Presence Around the Word Past & Present
Soul Journeys: Black Migrations in America

Wednesday, Feb. 6, 13 and 20 at 7 p.m.
Woodridge Neighborhood Library

Soul Journey: Black Migration in America
Monday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m.
Georgetown Neighborhood Library

Thursday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m.
Parklands-Turner Library