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Henry Louis Gates, Jr., presented a history of African Americans in the United States from the 16th century to the present. He talked… read more

Henry Louis Gates, Jr., presented a history of African Americans in the United States from the 16th century to the present. He talked about why this book was dedicated to his father, and what inspired the illustrated format of the book. Topics included misconceptions about the earliest history of interactions between Europeans and Africans, the first blacks to arrive in the Americas, the activities of free blacks, and the numbers of Africans involved in the slave trade. He also talked about education and interesting children in science and history through genealogy and genetics.

This was an Aiken Lecture at the Atlanta History Center. close

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

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  • Cilella, Sal President and CEO Atlanta History Center
  • Gates, Henry Louis Jr. Director Harvard University->W.E.B. Du Bois Inst. for African and African American Research

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Book Discussion on Life Upon These Shores

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
First Aired:
Dec 31, 2011
Last Aired:
Feb 24, 2012

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  • Dec 31, 2011 | 6:59pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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