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

g1In celebration of 2014 African American History Month, distinguished historian C.R. Gibbs will deliver a presentation at the Capitol View, Parklands-Turner and Francis Gregory neighborhood libraries in February, beginning at 7 p.m.

The award-winning historian, humanities scholar and exhibitor of artifacts has appeared at D.C. public libraries since 1989. He has spoken at the Smithsonian' Anacostia Museum, Arena Stage, colleges and universities and other venues locally, nationally and internationally.

In addition to preparing television scripts on African American history for D.C. schools, WETA-TV and WHUR FM Radio, Gibbs has served as a technical advisor to the Frances Thompson Company on the film entitled, America 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. The author of numerous publications, most notably the volume Black Inventors: from Africa to America: Two Million Years of Invention and Innovationalso writes a regular column for the Port of Harlem magazine.

Gibbs can be occasionally heard on blog talk radio 3rd EYE OPEN and is a featured speaker in the Carter G. Woodson Distinguished Lectures series.

You do not want to miss the following lectures:

  • Capitol View Library, Monday, Feb. 4: "The N-Word, Its Origins and Evil Uses"
  • Parklands-Turner Library, Monday, Feb. 10: "Twelve Years a Slave: Solomon Northup's Washington"
  • Francis Gregory Library, Monday, Feb. 24: "Fighting for Freedom: Strategies for Resistance"

See you at your neighborhood library!