Henry Louis Gates on Abraham Lincoln

Professor Gates spoke about how personal stories relate to history and showed pictures while talking about tracing his family… read more

Professor Gates spoke about how personal stories relate to history and showed pictures while talking about tracing his family history. Topics included his African-American heritage, his genealogical work, and President Lincoln’s views of racial issues. He also responded to questions from members of the audience. He was interviewed on stage by Mr. Kogan.

This program “Henry Louis Gates, Jr. in Conversation with Rick Kogan: Our Histories, Our Stories,” presented by the Chicago Public Library and the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, was part of the Chicago Public Library’s “Land of Lincoln Readers: Summer Reads for Adults.” Co-conveners for the program included the Chicago Public Library, Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, Chicago Bar Association, Chicago History Museum, DuSable Museum of African American History, Facing History and Ourselves, The HistoryMakers, McCormick Freedom Museum, The Newberry Library, The Richmond Group, Historian Charles Branham, Historian Adam Green, and Ms. Anne Oppenheimer. close

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

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Henry Louis Gates on Abraham Lincoln

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Program ID:
287410-1
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Public Affairs Event
Format:
Interview
Location:
Chicago, Illinois, United States
First Aired:
Jul 25, 2009
Last Aired:
Aug 8, 2009

Airing Details

  • Jul 25, 2009 | 12:39pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 25, 2009 | 6:38pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 26, 2009 | 12:38am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 26, 2009 | 6:38am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 08, 2009 | 8:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 08, 2009 | 11:38pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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