African American National Biography
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.
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.
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James S. Chanos Board Member New York Historical Society
Henry Louis Gates Jr. Chair (Former) Harvard University->African and African American Studies
Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham Professor Harvard University->African and African American Studies
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