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Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

Sat, Apr 18
7:30 PM
$35 - $50 : General Public
$15 : UCSB Students (Current student ID required)
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“A history that very much needs telling and hearing in these times.” The New York Times

Explore the history of African-American people with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., one of the country’s most influential cultural historians. Gates is the renowned author of 21 books – including his recently-published Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow – and creator of 15 documentaries, including PBS’ Finding Your Roots and Peabody Award-winning The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross. Gates’ vast narrative spans from the origins of slavery in Africa through the present, as well as the cultural institutions, political strategies and the perspectives African Americans developed against unimaginable odds.

Presented in association with the UCSB Division of Humanities and Fine Arts and the UCSB Department of History

History Matters Series presented through the generosity of Loren Booth and Ellen & Peter O. Johnson

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