Book Discussion on African American National Biography

Editors-in-chief Henry Louis Gates and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham talked about African American National Biography. The collection, written… read more

Editors-in-chief Henry Louis Gates and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham talked about African American National Biography. The collection, written by 1,000 scholars, includes the biographies of over 4,000 African Americans whose lives spanned more than four centuries. It presents African American history as told through the lives of its most notable historic actors, documenting the role played by blacks in the nation’s history. Following their talks they presented the Du Bois Medal for contribution to African and African American Studies at Harvard to Richard Gilder, Susan Newhouse, and Donald Newhouse. At the end of the program they answered questions from members of the audience. 

This program, titled “Revealing African American Lives,” in the History and Current Affairs series at the New York Historical Society was co-sponsored by the Gilder Lehrman Institute. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Book Discussion on African American National Biography

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New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Mar 1, 2008
Last Aired:
Jul 5, 2008

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  • Mar 01, 2008 | 7:01pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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  • Jul 05, 2008 | 7:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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