C.R. Gibbs Black History Month Lecture
Published on Monday, February 11, 2013 - 9:20am
On Thursday, Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m., C.R. Gibbs, award-winning historian and international lecturer, will present a lecture entitled, "Trek to Freedom: The Underground Railroad in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia."
This lecture is in collaboration with the Anacostia Neighborhood Library celebration Black History Month. In addition to being a D.C. Community Humanities Scholar, Mr. Gibbs has been featured by the Smithsonian Anacostia Museum on its Online Academy and has prepared video scripts on Black History for DC Public Schools and WHUR-FM Radio. Mr. Gibbs has conducted research on Black Civil War units and served as technical adviser to the Frances Thompson company on a film entitled American Years. Mr. Gibbs has written numerous articles and books for adults and children, including Friends of Frederick Douglass, Black Explorers, Black Inventors: From Africa to America.
This program is free and open to the public.